Obahdas Dascher was the son of El Bogavante.
Obahdas was conceived by Olivia Dascher, one of El Bogavante's lovers, on the night of his father's death. He was raised in America and nothing is known about his early life. He was variously described by contemporaries as a scout, a trapper, a regulator, and a bounty man.
He became prominent in the American Civil War in which he led a band of irregulars that fought against both Union and Confederate forces. After the end of the war, he returned to his family in the Dakota Territory. He was said to raised as many as thirty-two children, all of whom he stated on occasion could transform into panthers at will.