Southern Cheyenne Chief Red Moon

Southern Cheyenne Chief Red Moon…the peace chief who would become a warrior. Red Moon was the son of Yellow Wolf, a chief who was killed in the massacre at Sand Creek in 1864. In spite of this, Red Moon chose to ally with peace chief Black Kettle. In January 1865 the peace chiefs of the Cheyennes, among them Black Kettle and Red Moon, separated themselves from the warring clans and headed south from the Northern Cheyennes. Red Moon and his people were camped near Black Kettle’s band when Custer attacked Black Kettle’s people on the Washita River in 1868. Chief…

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