Lame Deer

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Lame Deer
Miniconjou Lakota leader
Personal details
Died May 7, 1877
Montana Territory
Resting place Lame Deer, Montana
Known for Participation in the Battle of Little Big Horn and the Battle of Little Muddy Creek

Lame Deer (died 1877) (Miniconjou Lakota), was a Wakpokinyan band leader (vice chief). This group of Lakota were opposed to agreeing to the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie, which required the Lakota to cede much of their territory to the United States. He was present at the 1876 Battle of the Greasy Grass, also known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn, where the combined Lakota and allied forces dealt an overwhelming defeat to United States forces.

Lame Deer was killed on May 7, 1877, when his village was attacked by soldiers under the command of Colonel Nelson A. Miles, about 1 mile southwest of the present-day town of Lame Deer, Montana. This town was named after him.

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