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Chief Iron Tail (1857–1955) (Oglala Sioux)  Years after Wounded Knee Iron Tail was invited to Washington, D.C. by General  Miles. Iron Tail was chosen with 2 other Indians, Two Moons, a Cheyenne  Big Tree, a Kiowa as models by James Fraser to create the Indian head profile on the Buffalo Nickel. Then at The Battle of Wounded Knee in 1890 Iron Tail was twice seriously wounded,  7 members of his family were killed, including his mother, father, 2 brothers, sister, wife  later his infant son.

Chief Iron Tail (Oglala Sioux) Years after Wounded Knee Iron Tail was invited to Washington, D. by General Miles.

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Iron Tail - Oglala - 1904 {Note- Sinte Maza (aka Iron Tail) was an Oglala Lakota man who fought at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in He also performed with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show during the

* Chief Iron Hail ~ aka Iron Tail: Wasee Maza, Lakota Tribe (Sioux) 1857-1955 (his English name is written in various books & articles as Iron Tail or Iron Hail) Later changed his name to Dewey Beard. He was the last survivor of both the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876, and the Battle of Wounded Knee in 1890. While in Washington, D.C. he was chosen as one of 3 models for the Indian head profile on the Buffalo Nickel ~ Artist by: steeelll *

* Chief Iron Hail ~ aka Iron Tail: Wasee Maza, Lakota Tribe (Sioux) (his English name is written in various books & articles as Iron Tail or Iron Hail) Later changed his name to Dewey Beard. He was the last survivor of both the Battle of the Lit

An impressive portrait of White Calf, 1872-1934, Blackfoot chief.  He is one of the most recognizable images of a Native American in the world as an impression of his portrait appears on the Buffalo nickel. The handwriting to the right of card is his own signature.

An impressive portrait of White Calf, Blackfoot Chief John Two Guns. He is one of the most recognizable images of a Native American as an impression of his portrait appears on the Buffalo nickel. The handwriting to the right of card is his own signature.

Timotsk (Jake Hunt), 1870, hereditary chief of the Klikitats : the only Indian survivor who, as a lad, saw the Lewis and Clark Expedition as it glided down the Columbia River in 1805-06 :: Western History

Timotsk (Jake Hunt), hereditary chief of the Klikitats : the only Indian survivor who, as a lad, saw the Lewis and Clark Expedition as it glided down the Columbia River in :: Photographs - Western History

Black Elk (Oglala Sioux) 1863-1950. Black Elk experienced a vision at age nine that led to his becoming a medicine man renowned for his spiritual and healing powers. He participated in the Custer battle, the Ghost Dance religion and the Wounded Knee massacre. One of the most important books ever written about Native spirituality, "Black Elk Speaks: The Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux" has become the "bible" for young Indians, who look to it for spiritual guidance.

Black Elk (Oglala Sioux) Black Elk experienced a vision at age nine that led to his becoming a medicine man renowned for his spiritual and healing powers. He participated in the Custer battle, the Ghost Dance religion and the Wounded Knee massacre.

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