• Brant

    Outstanding stuff. Love the nod to the Black Spiral Dancers!

    July 17, 2017
  • Thanks, Brant! I think I was halfway through writing the “Moon Dancers” when I realized I was just recreating/ripping off the Black Spiral Dancers. Hurray for 1992!

    July 18, 2017
  • Hailstorm Eagle

    Interesting game you’ve got here. I came across it researching the Cheyenne Crazy Dog society. The ‘little chiefs’ or officers wore a headdress of ermine fur and antelope horns, with a single trailer of golden eagle feathers that flowed from the center of the top of the head. The ten bravest Crazy Dogs would carry a lance with eagle feathers hanging along the entire length. When the Lakota and Northern Cheyenne combined and marched from the Powder River to attack the Platte Bridge Station, the Crazy Dogs were put in the lead because “they were the bravest” as told by a famous Cheyenne half-breed who was there. They had all the warrior societies massed together behind the hill while the decoys tried to lure the soldiers out and the job of keeping all the warriors packed in and not letting any out to attack to soon was given to the Crazy Dogs and the Dog Soldiers. At the Little Bighorn years later, a group of ‘Suicide Boys’ made up of Oglala Strong Hearts and Northern Cheyenne Crazy Dogs, charged and broke Company E’s line and caused the final collapse. The Lakota Strong Hearts and the Northern Cheyenne Crazy Dogs were related societies, and the Bowstrings of the Cheyenne were too. It is said that Crazy Horse who was a Strong Heart had joined the Crazy Dogs later in life. Many Oglala, Minneconjou and Northern Cheyenne warriors joined each others societies, the Kit Fox were in both, the Elkhorns were too and then then Strong Heart/Crazy Dogs of course. Here is an awesome sculpture of a Crazy Dog war party leader http://www.davidlemonbronzes.com/indians_CheyenneWarrior.html

    April 24, 2018
  • Hailstorm Eagle, thank you for taking the time to include this information! I have more historically accurate information here: https://shipwrecklibrary.com/deadlands/sioux-societies/, specifically on some of the societies you mention above.

    If you don’t mind, next time I revise this material I will incorporate some of your comments. Thanks again!

    April 24, 2018

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