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Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tailís assassin
September 11, 2013 M. Timothy Nolting   

Courtesy photo Crow Dog, the man who assassinated Spotted Tail.

During the late 1860s and throughout the 1870s Spotted Tail was a principle chief of the Brule Sioux and a tireless advocate of peaceful relations between the tribes of the western Plains and the ever-increasing influx of white settlers and seekers of gold.

Born in 1823 in the White River country, which is now South Dakota, his father Tangle Hair and his mother Walks-with-the-Pipe gave him the name Jumping Buffalo. As a young warr...

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