242: Little Brave, Arikara Scout, KIA at Little Bighorn
Little Brave, Arikara Scout, KIA at Little Bighorn, Rare CDV
Extremely scarce CDV of Little Brave, the Arikara Scout for the 7th Cavalry who was killed in action at Little Bighorn; anonymous publisher.
Little Brave (c.1850-1876), also known as "Stub" and "Little Soldier," died alongside Reno while serving as a U.S. Scout for the fourth time. He had served in the Black Hills Expedition of 1874, and had re-enlisted with Custer at Fort Lincoln in May of 1876. One Sioux account of the battle, by Wooden Leg, relates that Little Brave was hiding in a sagebrush near the river taking potshots when a small group crept up behind him. Before they could act, Little Brave was felled by a bullet from the opposite direction, but as they came upon him he jumped up and turned his rifle on them. Wooden Leg hit him over the head with his rifle before Little Brave could fire, and the rest of the group pounced on the Arikara scout and stabbed him to death. Wooden Leg made off with the rifle while the others took his scalp and clothing.
Very good condition.