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Two Moon

 

(1847- 1917)

 

His name was Ishaynishus which does mean Two Moon although more closely Two Months. There were two famous Cheyenne named Two Moon. One was the uncle of the other. This grave is the grave of the nephew.

 

He was a participant in many battles against the whites. Two Moon was at the Rosebud fight against Crook, the Little Big Horn fight against Custer, camped on the Powder River when Reynolds attack a village and lastly was at the Battle of Wolf Mountain (sometimes called Battle at Pyramid Butte).

 

He was a member of the Fox Warrior Society of Northern Cheyenne and surrendered to Miles in 1877 shortly after the Battle of Wolf Mountain.

 

When Dull Knife and Little Wolf fled the Southern Cheyenne reservation to familiar territory in the north, Two Moon negotiated a treaty.

 

After several trips to Washington D.C., Two Moon was described as a tall man with a unique sense of manners and courtesy.

 

Two Moon is buried in a grave along Highway 212 west of Busby, Montana.

 

 

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Information compiled by Steve Grimm

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