A Woman to Know: Buffalo Calf Road Woman

A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground. — Buffalo Calf Road Woman

(image via Wikimedia Commons)

In The Battle of Rosebud, she rescued her brother, Cheyenne chief Comes in Sight, from near-death. Years later, the tribal storytellers renamed it "The Battle Where the Girl Saved Her Brother."

In another battle, she fought alongside her husband, Black Coyote, to drive back the American forces encroaching on Cheyenne land. The storytellers named her "Brave Woman."

And at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876, she knocked General Custer off his horse — the injury that ultimately led to his death on the battlefield.

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