Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly
(July 27, 1849 - December 17, 1928)
Yellowstone Kelly was born in New York State and served in the Civil War. He served the rest of his enlistment in the west and soon began trapping and hunting along Yellowstone River. It was here he learned the Sioux language.
His scouting for the military covered many events:
Nelson Miles said the following about Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly:
Yellowstone Kelly was of a good family, well educated and fond of good books, as quite and gentle as he was brave, as kind and generous as he was forceful, a great hunter and an expert rifleman; he explored that extensive northwest country years before serious hostilities occurred and acquired a knowledge of its topography, climate and resources that was extremely valuable. Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly is buried on Kelly Mountain in Billings, Montana.
Information compiled by Steve Grimm
Books About Yellowstone Kelly
Yellowstone Kelly:: The Memoirs of Luther S. Kelly by Luther S. Kelly