Minnie Hollow Wood

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Minnie Hollow Wood (ca. 1856- 1930s) was a Lakota woman who earned the right to wear a warbonnet because of her valor in combat against the U.S. Cavalry at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Her husband's name was Hollow Wood. He was a Cheyenne, who had also fought at the Little Big Horn. The Hollow Woods surrendered to Colonel Nelson A. Miles at Fort Keogh in Montana in 1877

Minnie Hollow Wood lived on the Cheyenne reservation in Montana and became an informant of author and ethnologist Thomas Bailey Marquis. Marquis suggested that she was a "favorite" of Miles while she was a prisoner at Fort Keogh.[1]

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  1. ^ Liberty, Margot. "Cheyenne Primacy: The Tribes' Perspective As Opposed To That Of The United States Army: A Possible Alternative To 'The Great Sioux War of 1876.'" http://www.friendslittlebighorn.com/Cheyenneprimacy.htm, accessed 26 Feb 2012