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Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
December 12, 2013 M. Timothy Nolting   

Photo in public domain - This image of Moc-chi was taken during imprisonment at Fort Marion, Florida in 1875.

While much of history records this warrior’s name as Mochi, the tribal documents of the Southern Cheyenne list the name as Moc-chi. Moc-chi was not born to be a warrior and was not trained in the ways of a warrior as a youth in the Tse Tse Stus band of Southern Cheyenne. Born in 1841, Moc-chi was 23 years of age before ever taking the path of war against an enemy. In a culture where young boys began their training for combat at a very early age, ...

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