Sitting Bull 1831(?)-1890
Of the Hunkpapa branch, Sitting Bull was leader of the Sioux and a brave warrior.
He was born around the year 1831
and died in 1890. His kid's name was Slow. Later, he was called Jumping Badger. Apparently after some jumping around
he went back to original mode and his name became Sitting Bull (see above.)
Sitting Bull was temporarily
Crazy Horse and
his folks and won some serious skirmishes. He was famous for not
wanting to have anything to do with the whites. Go figure.
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Cold and hunger were the reason
Sitting Bull and his people went up north into Canada. The Canadian
government didn't provide any food
arrangements for the starving Indians and Sitting Bull finally had
OF WOUNDED KNEE - DECEMBER 29, 1890
Sitting Bull was shot by two Indian policemen on December 14, 1890
on the Grand River in South Dakota.
Other sources give the date as December 15.
Shortly afterward, on December 29, 1890, the Wounded Knee massacre
(known as the Battle of Wounded Knee) took place, in which more than
200 Sioux (men, women, and children) and 30 US soldiers were killed.
The Battle of Wounded Knee was the last
major clash in 400 years of Indian Wars.