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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.

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Here are some links to online information about Chief Rushing Bear:

 Son of Star, the Rushing Bear
 Arikara Chiefs
 Historical Photographs: Rushing Bear

Here are our webpages about the Arikara tribe and language:
 Arikara
 Arikara nation
 Arikara pronunciation
 Plains Indian tribes
 Caddoan 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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