|Northern Cheyenne leader|
|Born||12 November 1909|
John Woodenlegs (12 November 1909 - December 1981 in Billings, Montana) was an author, educator, and the tribal president of the Northern Cheyenne from 1955 to 1968. In 1975, he founded Chief Dull Knife College, a community college located in Lame Deer, Montana.
Woodenlegs was the grandson of Wooden Leg, who fought against General George A. Custer’s troops at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. During his life, Woodenlegs also worked as a cowboy, road worker, coal miner and rancher. He was also the first American Indian to receive an honorary degree from the University of Montana.
Whitney Smith, a U.S. vexillologist, credits Woodenlegs with having designed the flag of the Northern Cheyenne, which was approved for display in 1964. In 1967, Woodenlegs was the sole American Indian member of the National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty convened by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
- "Elder Stories: Dr. John Woodenlegs, Northern Cheyenne Visionary". SoaringEagle.org. Archived from the original on 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
- Author biography of John Woodenlegs Archived 2009-11-23 at the Wayback Machine. at University of Oklahoma Press
- "Famous Cheyenne Indians". AAANativeArts.com. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
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