White Bull Brochure

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1. "White Bull's First Warpath, (Montana) July 1865."

When White Bull was sixteen years old, he went on his first warpath to raid an encampment of U.S. soldiers near the Big Horn Mountains. On this raid he captured horses from the encampment of soldiers, which is represented by the circle filled with dots.

2. "New Gourd (Pumpkin) Buttes (Wyoming), First Coup August 1865."

White Bull depicts himself counting coup on a U.S. Indian scout. He then shoots the scout with an arrow. This was the first time White Bull counted coup on an enemy.

3. "Near Gourd (Pumpkin) Buttes (Wyoming), August 1865."

In this scene, White Bull lances and unhorses a U.S. Indian Scout, counting his first "first" coup. The enemy is first seen in the saddle when struck, then dead on the ground.

4. "Near Gourd (Pumpkin) Buttes (Wyoming), August 1865."

White Bull again obtains a first coup as he lances and unhorses another U.S. Indian scout.

5. "Near Gourd (Pumpkin) Buttes (Wyoming), August 1865."

White Bull captures six horses from U.S. Indian scouts. White Bull depicts the scouts' camp by a circle with dots indicating enemies. The line of dashes represent tracks made by the horses of White Bull and his pursuers.

6. "Near Gourd (Pumpkin) Buttes (Wyoming), August 1865."

White Bull pictures himself stealing two horses from U.S. soldiers. White Bull depicts the soldiers' camp by the circle full of dots. Puffs of rifle smoke can be seen coming form the soldiers' camp.

7. "The Fetterman Fight Near Fort Kearney (Wyoming), December 21, 1866."

At the Fetterman battle, White Bull rescues the wounded warrior Bull Eagle. Clouds of smoke indicate the position of Fetterman's

command, from which a dotted line marks the path of the bullet that wounded Bull Eagle.

8. "The Fetterman Fight Near Fort Kearney (Wyoming), December 21, 1866."

In this drawing, White Bull depicts himself lancing a soldier during the battle. Two bullet holes can be seen in White Bull's cape.

9. "The Wagon Box Fight (Wyoming), August 2, 1867."

In this scene, White Bull rescues his friend Hairy Hand (Sitting Eagle), who was shot by the soldiers defending their position in the wagon boxes.

10. "On Lodge Pole Creek (Nebraska), Spring 1868."

In this drawing, White Bull is first to strike enemy Indian whom he scalps. The enemy Indian is first shown running away and then on the ground with the scalp knife at his head.

11. "Battle with the Crows over the White Buffalo Hide, (Montana), Summer 1868."

White Bull was first to strike the Crow who was carrying the medicine bundle containing the white buffalo hide. The bundle is shown lying on the ground.

12. "On the Mouth of the Yellowstone River (North Dakota), Summer 1869."

White Bull captures five horses form an Assiniboine camp. The Assiniboine camp is indicated by the circle and tents.

13. "Battle with the Flatheads on the Musselshell River (Montana), 1870."

White Bull depicts himself striking a Flathead with his lance and shooting the enemy's horse. A first coup, White Bull stated, "I struck this Flathead in the fight, I was first to strike him."

14. "Battle with the Flatheads on the Musselshell River (Montana), 1870."

White Bull uses his lance to strike a Flathead who is armed with a rifle. The Flathead fired at White Bull and the bullet broke White Bull's lance. This is considered one of White Bull's bravest acts against an enemy.

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