Shuh-shee-ahsh (Curley), vintage postcard image of the youngest of several Crow scouts attached to General George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana on June 25, 1876. Not a combatant in the battle, he survived to tell the story of what happened, and died of pneumonia on the Crow reservation in 1923.
“Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana. In 1895, when she was around 60 years old, Fields became the second woman and first African American carrier for the US Postal Service. Despite her age, she never missed a day of work in the ten years she carried the mail and earned the nickname “Stagecoach” for her reliability.