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Chief Rushing Bear
Chief Rushing Bear was an Arikara Indian leader of the 19th century.
His Arikara name, Kuunux-tuunawiinx or Kunuh-dunawenag,
means "Rushing Bear," which he was commonly called in English; but
the Arikaras more often referred to him by the honorific "Son of the Star"
or "Son of Star." He was second-in-command under Chief White Shield,
and took over the position of head chief of the Arikara tribe in the late 1860's
until his death in 1881.
Here are some links to online information about Chief Rushing Bear:
Son of Star, the Rushing Bear
Historical Photographs: Rushing Bear
Here are our webpages about the Arikara tribe and language:
Plains Indian tribes
And here are a few good books about the Arikaras:
Traditional Narratives of the Arikara Indians
The Arikara War
Women of the Earth Lodges
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