As I understand it, there was a Mniconjou Lakota man known as Mato Niyanpi (aka Saved By Bear, aka Bear Spares Him, aka Scar Leg), who was the husband of First Woman. It is said that he was at the battle of the Little Bighorn River on 25 June 1876, and cut off the index finger of Lt.Col. George Custer.
Mato Niyanpi (aka Saved By Bear, aka Scar Leg) and Etokeah II (aka High Backbone II, aka Hump II) - Mniconjou Lakota - 1906
Last Edit: Jun 12, 2018 14:38:08 GMT -5 by Historian
"Be good, be kind, help each other." "Respect the ground, respect the drum, respect each other." --Abe Conklin - Ponca/Osage, (1926-1995)
Thank you for posting this information. I have tried to find information about this Scar Leg for many years. A relative of mine from South Dakota named - Faye Longbrake - passed along a "family story" to me, in a hand written letter. In this letter, Faye mentions something about a relative of my G.G. Grandmother's - Pecokanwin. She lists the name "Scar Leg" as the relative and mentions that, he was one of the few, Native American relatives whom, would come to visit her and the Dan A. Powell Sr. family while they lived on the "Bad River", near Powell, South Dakota.
It would be nice to someday, purchase the book "Warrior Is" (listed in the above thread).