|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Co-Tux-A-Kah-Wadde (or Traveling Bear in English) was born in Nebraska and entered the U.S. Army as an Indian Scout. Due to the language barrier between him and the Army soldiers his name was misinterpreted as Co-Rux-Te-Chod-Ish or Mad Bear and that is the name that has been incorrectly documented in his Medal of Honor and other references to this day. While on patrol after a dismounted Indian, he was badly injured when another member of his unit shot him by mistake. For his actions in Republican River, Kansas July 8, 1869 he became the first Native American to receive the Medal of Honor on August 24, 1869.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Pawnee Scouts, U.S. Army. Place and date: At Republican River, Kans., July 8, 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Nebraska. Date of issue: August 24, 1869.
Ran out from the command in pursuit of a dismounted Indian; was shot down and badly wounded by a bullet from his own command.
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars
- List of Native American Medal of Honor recipients
- "Indian War Period Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. April 19, 2005. Retrieved September 8, 2010.
- Ron Owens. Medal of honor: historical facts & figures. Kentucky: Turner publishing company. p. 52. ISBN 1-56311-995-1. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
- Don Morfe (June 16, 2009). "Co-Rux-Te-Chod-Ish". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
- "Co-Rux-Te-Chod-Ish". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
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