Thursday, April 14, 2016

Native American Biography: Hollow Horn Bear

Hollow Horn Bear became something of a celebrity as his likeness appeared on the five dollar gold eagle coin, and after his death on a U.S. Postage stamp.  Brûlée Sioux, Horn Bear proved himself as a warrior, first fighting Pawnees, and later defending the Bozeman Trail from encroachers.  His warriors defeated Lieutenant William Fetterman and also harassed Union Pacific work camps.  However in the 1870s he became a Peace Chief.  He attended two presidential inaugurations, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.  He died after the inauguration of Presid

ent Wilson as he caught pneumonia.

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