My daughter n law ggg grandpa's Crow name was Kar-Pash. I would like to know what it means.
I did some looking and found that there was a Mitch Boyer born in 1837. His father, Jean-Baptiste Boyer, was a French Canadian who was employed by the American Fur Company, trading with Lakota folks in the Wyoming area. Mitch Boyer's mother was a Santee Dakota woman, who had given him the Santee Dakota nameKar-pash. Then, Mitch Boyer worked as an interpreter at Fort Phil Kearny in 1868. In 1869, he married a young Crow woman named Magpie Out Of Doors or Magpie Outside, who became known as Mary Boyer. Later, Mitch Boyer became a guide for the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, working with the Northern Pacific Railroad's survey team. From 1872 on he was employed by the Crow Agency and the US Army. In 1876 Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer requested that Mitch Boyer be transferred to the 7th U.S. Cavalry as an interpreter for the Crow scouts. He accompanied Lt. Col. Custer's column, and died with him at the Battle of the Little Bighorn River on 25 June 1876.
Lastly, I found this interesting item. "Michel [Boyer] (first name sometimes listed as 'Minton'. More commonly called 'Mitch'; aka 'Chopper'; 'Two Bodies'; or 'Kar-paysh', or 'Ca Pay', or 'Ka-Pesh'; also probably 'Man-With-[or Wearing-]A-Calfskin-Vest'."