Published on January 26, 2013 by Amy
Minnie Hollow Wood (ca. 1856- 1930s) was a Lakota Sioux woman who earned the right to wear a warbonnet because of her valor at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Her husband’s name was Hollow Wood. He was a Cheyenne, who had also fought at the Little Big Horn. The Hollow Woods surrendered to Colonel Nelson A. Miles at Fort Keogh in Montana in 1877
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Minnie Hollow Wood lived on the Cheyenne reservation in Montana and became an informant of author and ethnologist Thomas Bailey Marquis. Marquis suggested that she was a “favorite” of Miles while she was a prisoner at Fort Keogh.