Heart Butte, Montana
|Died||1988 (aged 64–65)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1943-1945|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Spotted-Wolf, from Heart Butte, Montana, was a member of the Blackfoot tribe. Prior to joining the Marines, she had worked on her father's ranch doing such chores as cutting fence posts, driving a two-ton truck, and breaking horses. Known for her skill for breaking horses, she described Marine boot camp as: "hard but not too hard."
Press coverage of her wartime service included headlines like Minnie, Pride of the Marines, Is Bronc-Busting Indian Queen. According to her daughter, "she could outride guys into her early 50s."
After her military service, she earned a degree in Elementary Education, and spent 29 years as a teacher.
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