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By M. Timothy Nolting
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer's scout in 1867

 

Edmund Gasseau Choteau Guerrier was born in a Cheyenne Indian village along the Smoky Hill River, when what would become Kansas Territory was then known as a portion of the vast Louisiana Purchase.

Edmund's mother was a Wutapai Cheyenne and was named Tah-tah-tois-neh ("Walks In Sight"). His father, William Guerrier, was a Frenchman employed as a fur trader by William Bent and lived among the Cheyenne where he had taken Walks In Sight as his wife.

Edmund's early life was spent with his Cheyenne people until the age of 10 when his father sent him east to the Catholic mission school in the are...



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