Moving Robe Woman (1854 – c. 1931)
- Moving Robe Woman was a member of the Hunkpapa Sioux.
- She was also called Thasina Mani, Mary Crawler, Her Eagle Robe, She Walks With A Shawl, and Walking Blanket Woman.
- Her father was Chief Crawler.
- She was the sister of One Hawk or Deeds, a warrior killed at the start of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
- At the age of 17 she had taken part in a Sioux raid against the Crow, in Montana.
- Moving Robe Woman gained fame when she rode alongside her father – against Lt. Colonel Custer – to avenge her brother’s death.
- A brave named Fast Eagle claimed he held Custer’s arms while Moving Robe Woman stabbed him. She was also credited with the death of a black soldier called Isiah Dorman.
- Charging into battle this Warrior Woman rode a black horse, painted her face crimson, and braided her hair.
- In an interview in 1931 she claimed, ” . . . I have not boasted of my conquests. I am a woman, but I fought for my people.”
AmericanTribes.com, “Mary Crawler,” at http://www.american-tribes.com/Lakota/BIO/MaryCrawler.htm
Geni.com, “Moving Robe Woman, Thasina Mani,” at https://www.geni.com/people/Moving-Robe-Woman-T%C8%9Fa%C5%A1%C3%ADna-M%C3%A1ni/6000000031182145889
Wikipedia, “Moving Robe Woman,” at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moving_Robe_Woman