Buffalo Calf Road Woman, a Warrior in the Battle of the Rosebud

(Originally posted on From Behind the Pen). Native Americans were relentlessly pursued. Slowly, most of the Cheyenne surrendered. But despite being pregnant, Buffalo Calf Road Woman refused to surrender, holding out with a small group of about 30 Cheyenne “hostiles,” including some children.

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The remarkable story of Buffalo Calf Road Woman, a young Cheyenne warrior woman in her early twenties, weaves Native American culture with iconic women’s history. Buffalo Calf Road Woman, or Brave Woman (circa 1850s – 1879), was a Northern Cheyenne woman who saved her wounded warrior brother, Chief Comes in Sight, in the Battle of the Rosebud in 1876. She fought next to her husband in the Battle of Little Bighorn that same year. It is not known how Buffalo Calf Road Woman acquired her skill with a gun, but she first rose to prominence among her people at the Battle of the Rosebud.

The Cheyenne were caught in the westward expansion of pioneers, miners, and the army, all determined to colonize the land on the great plains occupied by native peoples. The Cheyenne and other native tribes endured attacks, massacres, and forced removals to reservations…

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18 thoughts on “Buffalo Calf Road Woman, a Warrior in the Battle of the Rosebud

  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wonderful and interesting post! Dear Kym, always learn when I visit your amazing blog. Thank you very much for that and for share.
    Have a lovely evening and relaxing wne time, it’s Saturday! We need more than tea… LOL
    Cheers!! Abrazote mi amiga!!

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  2. Thank you so much Paul for chiming in. Thanks for sharing Leonard Peltier’s book. I was not familiar with it. Sounds like an interesting read to definitely check out. I appreciate it! 😊🙏🏼🥰

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  3. Thank you so much Rosaliene. Indeed, she was fierce and her bravery exceeds the expectations that many tried to downplay. I would want her fighting beside me in a battle! Cheers! 🤩🦋😍💖🌞

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  4. Oh my dear Elvira, thank you so very much for being so encouraging and supportive. I am so glad you enjoyed this post. That warms my heart. Enjoy the rest of your evening my dear. Abrazote mi amiga!!! 🤩☕😍💖🌞🦋🤩☕

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  5. My pleasure Sandra. She was truly a warrior…had her baby and kept on fighting! So many inspirational women like this lived some incredible lives who we didn’t know existed. 🥰🙆🏻‍♀️🤩 They inspire me for sure!

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