I wonder if you can tell me more about Iron Star – Lakota, spent time in Canada with Sitting Bull, fought in the Souix wars, lived at Standing Rock, Oak Creek and died about 1915.
I am interest in learning as much as I can about his life – birthyear, did he marry? If so, family and children.
I notice that there is a George Ironstar, listed as a member of the Indian police force, who was one of the scouts who delivered the arrest letter for Sitting Bull to Major McLaughlin. I assume this is a different person, but I would really like this confirmed.
Anything you can tell me or any photos, or any surviving family history would be much appreciated
Do we know anything about Iron Star?
This is a portrait of Iron Star taken by Frank Fiske in 1906, according to the State Historical Society of North Dakota. He might be a younger relative of Iron Star.
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2016 11:55:28 GMT -5 by Dietmar
The abv is a link to Josephine Waggoner's short biography of Iron Star, published in WITNESS, edited by Boards member Emily Levine. It give some idea of Iron Star's background in the Hunkpapa tribe.
The Standing Rock census data shows that Iron Star belonged to No Neck's band of Hunkpapa, which came to Standing Rock from Canada in 1884. After No Neck's death in 1885, Iron Star became the headman of the band. Is this the Hunskacantojuha (Legging Tobacco Pouch) band to which Waggoner refers?
Subsequent to 1885 Iron Star's band dissolved, but he is identified with the Black Moon band, and is recognized as the headman of that band -- possibly connected to the death of Old Black Moon in 1888.