Rain In The Face. At the Battle of Little Big Horn, he was alleged to have cut the heart out of Thomas Custer. According to legend, he was fulfilling a vow of vengeance. He thought Captain Tom Custer had unjustly imprisoned him in 1874 for the murder of Dr. John Honsinger. Some accounts claim that he had personally killed George Custer as well, but a number of similar claims have been attributed to other warriors. Late in his life, he denied killing George Custer or mutilating Tom Custer.
Writs: L & C Slept Here [Walter Fleming]
Former United States Army Crow Scouts at the Little Bighorn Battlefield. From left to right; White Man Runs Him, Hairy Moccasin, Curly and Goes Ahead, circa 1913. Goes Ahead (1851 - May 31, 1919) was a Crow scout for George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry during the 1876 campaign against the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne. He was a survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, and his accounts of the battle are valued by modern historians.
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Hairy Moccasin (also known as Esh-sup-pee-me-shish) was a Crow scout for George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry during the 1876 campaign against the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne. He was a survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. After scouting the encampment on the banks of the Little Big Horn River, they reported to Custer. After Custer refused their advice to wait for reinforcements, Hairy Moccasin was dismissed by Custer about an hour before the last stand. Circa 1908.