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March 14, 2002

Roman Nose, Cheyenne War Chief

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Keywords: Chief Roman Nose war chief Cheyenne War Chief american indian chief native american chiefs western history history of the west famous Indians famous indian chiefs Republican river Arickaree river Indian wars battle with General Forsythe

Source: As remembered by Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohiyesa)

This Cheyenne war chief was a contemporary of Dull Knife. Roman Nose was not so strong a character as the other, and was inclined to be pompous and boastful; but with all this he was a true type of native American in spirit and bravery.

While Dull Knife was noted in warfare among Indians, Roman Nose made his record against the whites, in defense of territory embracing the Republican and Arickaree rivers.

Roman Nose was killed on the latter river in 1868, in the celebrated battle with General Forsythe.

This Roman Nose article has been moved to our new cheyenne-indians section in the famous cheyenne indians category.

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