Bull Bear was one of the Cheyenne Dog Soldiers. This is a police group for the Cheyenne, but also they fought the Americans. Bull Bear became more violent after his brother's death. He was forced to sign several treaties, but also returned for the next fight. He fought in the Hancock Campaign which sought to remove all Indians from Kansas, the Sheridan Campaign in Colorado, and finally the Red River Campaign. He finally retired to the Cheyenne Reservation.
Roman Nose was a Southern Cheyenne leader. He was determined to stop the railroad. He often attacked workers. He had been given a special war bonnet by a medicine man. The bonnet protected him from bullets and arrows. Major George A. Forsyth and a group of 50 special scouts were sent to stop him. The night before battle Roman Nose ate food in a manner against the medicine of the bonnet. A purification ceremony was needed. However when the fighting started he rushed in and was killed by a rain of bullets.
Tall Bull was the noted leader of the Cheyenne Dog Soldiers. He battled the American soldiers at Beecher Island where Roman Nose died. The massacre of Black Kettle and his camp effected him, so his moved his own camp to the Republican River where his camp was attacked. He was killed a few months later near Summit River, and his wife and daughter taken prisoner.