The grave of Chief Henry Caruthers Roman Nose.
Chief of the Southern Cheyenne.
If you haven't seen it, be sure to go back and read the March 16
post on this interesting man's life.
Walking through the cemetery produced some interesting revelations. As you’d expect, we found any number of the fascinating Native American names, like Bear Going Up Hill, Yellow Eyes, Little Cup, Rat Woman, Standing On The Cloud, Bald Eagle, Antelope, Big Medicine, Bear Man, Good Killer, Little Hawk, Rearing Bull, White Buffalo, Touching Ground, and many, many others. There are 214 identified graves there, and I’m sure many more that have remained unidentified, as their graves are now just marked with pieces of pipe driven into the ground.
Grave of Warpath Arapaho.
Since there were often no records of dates of birth, many just
reflected their time of death and age then.
Just a short distance from Chief Roman Nose’s grave is one for David Pendleton Oakerhater. His life is an extremely interesting biography, and too involved to be incorporated here. I’ll write a separate post on his life that I guarantee you’ll find as fascinating as Roman Nose’s.