Ohitika was a strong young Lakota warrior
at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876. A year later
he came with Sitting
Bull's band to Canada where he camped at
the Pinto Horse Buttes and Wood Mountain. He was among
the fifty families who remained in Canada when most of
the Lakota departed in 1881.
1883, he had moved to Moose Jaw. Sometimes he worked as
a scout for the North-West Mounted Police at Moose Jaw
and at Wood Mountain. In 1911 he and his wife Wanbli
Hotewin (Gray Eagle) moved with the rest
of the band to Wood Mountain. He was a modest man and
a wise leader. He was considered a chief among his people.
often conducted traditional ceremonies such as naming
ceremonies for the Lakota community at Wood Mountain.
he was buried, the Lakota placed six crossed arrows on
his grave, a tribute to a chief.