Silver Coup

Silver Coups are the highest honor given in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. They are presented to special Tribesmen by the Chief, at his discretion, for exceptional service to our Tribe, our Reservation and to Scouting. The Silver Coup recognition was introduced by Chief Swift Eagle at the 1959 Tribal Feast; eight Tribesmen were so honored to begin this special tradition.

Silver Coups presented by Chief Swift Eagle (Chuck Henion)

  • Glen B. Adams (Medicine Man Fiery Coal) - 1959
  • Robert Bensted (Medicine Man Fiery Sunset) - 1959
  • Carl C. Clark (Medicine Man Buffalo Killer) - 1959
  • Dr. Donald Giesler (Keeper of the Wampum Sharp Healing) - 1959
  • Francis M. (Arkie) Hoffman (Medicine Man Rugged Cedar) - 1959
  • John L. Marshall Sr. (Chieftain Crow Moon) - 1959
  • Rev. Merle L. McConnell (Chieftain Twin Silver Moccasins) - 1959
  • George H. Middlekamp (Warrior Big Sparkling Rock) - 1959
  • John O. Shanks (Chief Guarding Eagle) - 1959
  • Finley F. Fiske (Chieftain Swift Spear) - 1960
  • Wallace M. (Pappy) Grube (Chieftain Lone Star) - 1960
  • Karl Miller (Medicine Man Bald Eagle) - 1960
  • George Thurman (Medicine Man Silver White Arrow) - 1960
  • Robert Weber (Medicine Man Good Helmsman) - 1960
  • P.L. (Pop) Williams (Medicine Man Sees In Dark) - 1960
  • William Burns (Chief Driving Rain) - 1961
  • Frank S. Deck (Medicine Man Burning Hot Ember) – 1961
  • John David (J.D.) Hammontree, Jr. (Medicine Man Blue Elk) - 1961
  • George H. Hartman (Medicine Man Birchbark of Wisdom) - 1961

Silver Coups presented by Chief Crazy Eagle (Dan Wheatcroft)

  • Donald S. Ross (Keeper of the Wampum Wise Medicine) – 1977
  • Wilford Larimore (Keeper of the Wampum Shining Red Axe) – 1978
  • H. Louis Chandler (Medicine Man Falling Branch) - 1983
  • Richard L. Chandler (Medicine Man Little Falling Branch) – 1983
  • Edward C. Ross (Medicine Man Bright Storm) - 1987

Silver Coups presented by Chieftain Lone Star (Wallace Grube)

  • Dan Wheatcroft (Chief Crazy Eagle) – 1975

[There was not a previous Chief present to conduct the honors, so Pappy Grube did the presentation.]

Silver Coups presented by Chief Soaring Lone Eagle (Jere B. Ratcliffe)

  • Paul D. Arend (Chieftain Piercing Arrow) - 1989
  • Richard W. (Whitey) Koogler (Medicine Man Mad Drums) - 1991
  • C. Jack Phillips (Chieftain Faraway Hawk) – 1992
  • David J. Ross III (Chief Speaks with Eagles) – 1998

Silver Coups presented by Chief Speaks with Eagles (David J. Ross III)

  • Jere B. Ratcliffe (Chief Soaring Lone Eagle) – 1991
  • Robert M. (Mic) Finn (Medicine Man Distant Black Falcon) - 1993
  • N. Bruce Reed (Medicine Man Flying Red Flame) – 1993
  • Charles W. Rich (Medicine Man Big Phantom Hawk) - 1993
  • Douglas V. Entriken (Medicine Man Winged Wisdom) – 1994
  • Robert Hedberg (Medicine Man Helpful Trail Measurer) – 1994
  • Samuel C. Reaves (Chieftain True Heart) - 1994
  • Robert M. Moeder (Medicine Man Singing Night Owl) – 1996
  • Robert A. Merrill (Medicine Man Fast Squirrel) – 1997
  • Wayne W. Weimer (Chieftain Tall Wolf) – 1998
  • James J. Terry Jr. (Chief Eagle From The Sun) – 2004

Silver Coups presented by Chief Eagle From The Sun (James J. Terry Jr.)

  • F. William Lewis (Chieftain Quiet Falling Rain) – 2000
  • Jim Aman (Medicine Man Red Gold Sunset) – 2001
  • Bruce Davis (Chieftain Swift Streaking Comet) – 2001
  • Arland Beltz (Keeper of the Wampum Big Fearless Running Wolf) - 2004
  • John Christiansen (Medicine Man Lonesome Mountain) – 2004
  • Merlyn E. Grubb (Medicine Man Deep Flowing River) - 2004
  • Harold F. (Cotton) Smith (Chieftain Spirit Fire) – 2004
  • Clarence Stevens (Sagamore Smoky Fire) – 2004
  • Rick Boeshaar (Chieftain Thundering Black Rain) – 2005
  • Casey Halsey (Sachem Quaking Cottonwood) – 2005

Silver Coups presented by Chief Faithful Eagle (Timothy Bugg)

  • Lester Ham (Sagamore Four Shields) – 2006
  • Roger Hoyt (Medicine Man Patiently Waiting Ram) – 2006
  • David Woodman (Medicine Man Painted Elk) – 2006
  • William Koch (Medicine Man Towering Cottonwood) –  2007
  • Richard Weiland (Medicine Man Walking Asking Bear) – 2007
  • Richard E. Brown (Medicine Man Cranky Brown Bear) – 2010
  • Terry Miller (Chieftain Least Painted Ground) - 2010

Silver Coups presented by Chief Strong Spirit (Kendrick Miller)

  • David Allen (Chieftain Laughing Cedar) – 2011