Crow King ~ Hunkpapa Sioux

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Crow King

Crow King (in Lakota Kȟaŋǧí Yátapi), Medicine Bag That Burns or Burns The Medicine Bag and just plain Medicine Bag. Crow King was a Hunkpapa Sioux war chief at the time of the Battle of Little Big Horn. Crow King was one of Sitting Bull’s war chiefs at the Battle, he led eighty warriors against Custer’s men on Calhoun Hill and Finley Ridge. For the duration of the battle of Little Bighorn, Crow King and his band of eighty warriors attacked Custer from the south, allowing Crazy Horse and Gall to surround the 7th Cavalry. Crow King died in 4-5-1884, cause of death according to the 4-11-1884 Bismarck Tribune, he died of “quick consumption” from a long lasting cold and received the rites and sacraments of the Catholic church. Location of his burial is unknown.

His orphaned daughters, Mary Laura Crow King “Weasel” (Hintunkasan) b. 1876 died in 1889 and Emma Crow King “Red Deer Kid” (Tingleskaluta) b. 1880 married Paul Cournoyer and removed to Armour, South Dakota with their two children.

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