The Kills a Hundred family were prominent
on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the early twentieth century.
The original Kills a Hundred (Okawinge kte) was born about
1853 and died in 1929. He was the son of the prominent Oglala
headman Red Dog.
Dog, as you may already know, was originally a Hunkpapa. He
married a Oglala woman, within the Oyuhpe tiyospaye (The Oglala
during the mid to late nineteenth century, pre-reservation,
were divided into three large tiyospaye or bands; these bands
were then made up of many smaller continuously changing camps
or wicotipi). By the early 1870's, the Oyuhpe had split. The
more traditionalist members remained in the north and formed
the core of the hostile resistance during the Sioux War of
1876 under Big Road; a smaller portion of the Oyuhpe came
in to the Red Cloud Agency to live. Red Dog was one of the
main leaders of that portion of the Oyuhpe that came in to
Red Cloud. He went to Washington D.C. to meet the president
several times and made at least one, possibly several, trips
north to the "hostile" bands prior to the Sioux
War of 1876 in an effort to encourage them to come in.
Dog had two sons who grew to have influence among the Oglala,
following in their father's footsteps: Kills a Hundred and
Fills the Pipe. Kills a Hundred served as a scout with General
Crook in 1876-77. In the spring of 1877, when Red Cloud was
sent north to meet Crazy Horse coming in to surrender, Kills
a Hundred was part of that peace delegation.
1890, Kills a Hundred was one of the leading men in a small
band called the Makaicu who lived in the Wounded Knee District
on the Pine Ridge Reservation. —
The following publication contains information about Kills-a-Hundred:
Article: "Kills-a-Hundred" • Faces of Little Bighorn: The David Huphreys Miller Collection • Accessed June 29, 2020.