The Story behind our name White Shield, Inc.
Our company name gives honor to Chief White Shield (Nah T Asuútaáka͛) of the Arikara Tribe. White Shield became chief in 1866. He had a reputation as a humble man and a strong outspoken leader, and this continued throughout his life.
Born in 1798 when the Sahnish lived in the Grand River Villages in what is now South Dakota, he recalled seeing the Lewis and Clark expedition at age six, when they stopped at the Sahnish village in the fall of 1804.When he grew to manhood, he married Ka-wit. They had three children. Two daughters, Smoke/Tobacco Woman and Yellow Calf Woman, who died as a child, they also had a son named Comet who also died as a child.