I am interested in finding out all I can about the young Cheyenne warrior who died the day after the little bighorn/greasy grass battle. I believe he was a nephew of Kate Bighead. she gives his name as noisy walking and he was found lying near the body of Lame Whiteman, who I believe was killed by Lakota warriors, mistaking him for a Crow scout. noisy walking was shot 3 times and suffered stab wounds. as the soldiers , I believe did not carry knives, could Noisy Walking have also been a victim of mistaken identity ?
Noisy Walking was one of four Cheyenne suicide warrioirs. He was the only son of White Bull, also known as Ice, a Northern Cheyenne medicine man.
Noisy Walking received some bullet wounds at the time of the first charge among the ( Reno )soldiers who rode down toward the river. He died during the night after the battle, only about sixteen years old.
Personally, I don't believe, that he was stabbed additionally .
thanks for the replies. I would like to think that the stab wounds were not inflicted by his own side as it were. as I was reading over an account of the story from Kate Big head I was filled with respect for this young warrior, and sadness that he did not live to receive the honours he so deserved. but as a suicide warrior I suppose he finished what he started out to do.
Hadorff (p167), notes that Noisy Walking's aunt, Howling Woman, ststed that he was found at the body of Deep Ravine, not at the head would appear to be nearer Lame White Man, though that's where his marker is. However, he also states (p143) that he didn't die there, but was taken to his parents' lodge where he died that night He was said to have been amongst a group of men who rode right into the soldiers and fell from his borse, presumably wounded.
Hardorff - Cheyenne Memories of the Custer Fight.
As to the soldiers having knives... Why not? A knife would seem a useful tool, if nothing else. Maybe they did finish him off (or try to) when he came off his horse in the ravine.