Asanpi Bleza (Thin Milk) was a Brule Lakota occupying the strong hold during the Wounded Knee Massacre. Looking for food Asanpi Bleza and others went to raid the Daly Ranch north of the Cheyenne River. There was a gunfight at the ranch during the raid. Asanpi Bleza was shot by ranch hands during that fight. He died on the way back to the stronghold below Blindman’s Table in cedar creek in late 1890 or early 1891. Part of his remains were discovered by local rancher John Swallow in 1948. Now there is a memorial ride for Asanpi Bleza every year in Red Shirt as residents who live there believe no one should be forgotten.
Learn why there is a ride dedicated to Asanpi Bleza, thin milk, and about a fight in the badlands.