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Chief Many Horses

Many Horses was a Blackfoot Indian leader of the 19th century. He was also known as Little Dog and Heavy Shield. (It was very common for Plains Indian men to have multiple names during their lifetime. "Many Horses" was the name he became best known by due to the unusually large herd of horses he acquired in his life.) Many Horses was a chief of the Piegan, or Piikani, tribe of Blackfoot. His birthdate was not recorded, but he died in battle against the Crows in 1867.

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Books about Many Horses

Blackfeet and Buffalo: Memories of Life Among the Indians:
    Collection of Blackfoot oral histories including several about Many Horses.

Many Horses Resources

Here are some links to online information about Many Horses:
 Many Horses

And here are our webpages about the Blackfoot tribe and language:
 Blackfoot
 Piikani
 Blackfoot tribe
 Blackfoot Indian names
 Plains Indian
 Algonquian tribes



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