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Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior

 

While much of history records this warrior's name as Mochi, the tribal documents of the Southern Cheyenne list the name as Moc-chi.

Moc-chi was not born to be a warrior and was not trained in the ways of a warrior as a youth in the Tse Tse Stus band of Southern Cheyenne. Born in 1841, Moc-chi was 23 years of age before ever taking the path of war against an enemy. In a culture where young boys began their training for combat at a very early age, it was not uncommon among the Cheyenne for the warrior spirit to emerge later in life. For Moc-chi, that warrior spirit emerged with a brutal veng...



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