Lame Deer

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This article is about the 19th-century Lakota chief. For other uses, see Lame Deer (disambiguation).
Lame Deer
Miniconjou Lakota leader
Personal details
Died May 7, 1877
Montana Territory
Resting place Lame Deer, Montana

Lame Deer (died 1877) Miniconjou Lakota, Wakpokinyan band leader (vice chief) of those opposed to the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie. He was present at the Battle of the Greasy Grass, also known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Lame Deer was killed when his village was attacked by soldiers under the command of Colonel Nelson A. Miles on May 7, 1877, about 1 mile southwest of the present-day town of Lame Deer, Montana, which was named for him.

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