Col. A.B. Welch notes from Foolish Bear, May 25th, 1936:
Today, while upon the Elbowoods Reservation, I saw a man taking a bath in a creek. I recognized him as Foolish Bear, the Gros Ventre scout. Later in the day I called at his log house and both he and his wife appeared delighted to see me again. He looked to be well and hearty. He told me that he was 84 years of age. Also, that all Custer’s Scouts were dead except 3, all Gros Ventre. They were himself, Adelaide Stevenson (Bear in the Water) and Bear’s Chest.... He was chasing Sioux horses during the Custer fight, and was a scout under Bloody Knife at that time, with the Custer column. He is a grand old man – dignified, polite. Talks good Sioux.