Chief Hollow Horn Bear
Hollow Horn Bear fought with the leading chiefs of the Plains against subjugation until the 1870s; after that, he favored
peace with the whites and became something of a celebrity along the East Coast. In his later years, Hollow Horn Bear attende
d several official functions as a Native representative, including two inaugural parades. His likeness appeared on a fourteen-cent
stamp as well as on a five-dollar bill. Born in Sheridan Country, Nebraska, a son of Chief Iron Shell, Hollow Horn Bear earned
his early fame as a warrior when he raided the Pawnees at first then aided other Sioux leaders in harassing forts along the
Bozeman Trail, between 1866 and 1868, when the Treaty of Fort Laramie was signed.
During this time, he gained fame as the chief who defeated Lieutenant William Fetterman. Hollow Horn Bear was appointed as
head of Indian police at the Rosebud Agency, South Dakota; in this role, he arrested Crow Dog for the murder of Spotted Tail.
Hollow Horn Bear also became involved in treaty negotiations because of his oratorical abilities. In 1905, Hollow Horn Bear
was invited to take part in the inauguration of President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1913, he led a group of Indians to the presidential
inauguration parade for Woodrow Wilson. On that visit, Hollow Horn Bear caught pneumonia and died. From: historical accounts
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