167 Little Wolf & Dull Knife
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167 LITTLE WOLF & DULL KNIFE, Northern Cheyenne Chiefs (1820-1904 & 1810-1883) A rare photograph of the two most important Northern Cheyenne chiefs. The prowess of Little Wolf as a warrior is evident by the numerous enemy scalps displayed on his shirt. Following the defeat of Custer on the Little Bighorn, both leaders were captured and sent to Indian Territory in Oklahoma, where in 1878, they led their people in a daring 1500 mile escape attempting to return to their old land. Pursued by nearly 10,000 soldiers, capture was inevitable, the escape attempt won them a new reservation within the country that was once theirs. Photograph by Alexander Gardner, 1873, Washington, D.C.