On Horseback, Rescuing the Stranded

On Horseback, Rescuing the Stranded

Floyd Takes Gun and his brother, Gordon, rescued 27 people from the floodwaters on horseback. The grandson of Chief Two Guns White Calf, the 70-year-old Takes Gun has avoided recognition for decades, choosing to avoid public memorials. Today, he is one of the last people living along the river bottom, near the home sites of his parents and grandparents. “This is my territory,” he said. “I’ll be out here till I die.” Photo by David Grewe.

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