Sitting Bull

Sitting Bull

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  • Sitting Bull was born in 1831 at Hunkapapa, Teto Sioux or what now is South Dakota.
  •  Later then at the age of 14, for the firsttime, he joined a war party. Rapidly he gained a reputation for his warriorqualities and great vision in battles. Sitting Bull was part the high-poweredStrong Heart warrior society as a leader and a tribal leader in the SilentEaters
  • Sioux and U.S. government had peace until goldwas discovered in the mid-1870s.The United States ordered Sioux who had refusedwhite people to go back to their reservations. Any tribe or native American whodeclined from taking the land were be known as hostiles and will be declared war.
  • Sitting Bull Performed Sun Dance as a sign of sacrifice, where he danced for 36 hours without stopping and drinking any water. . Apparently, he had a vision where Americans were defeated. On June 25 the battle of the Little Bighorn also called Custer’s Last Stand, took place
  • After the U.S. government heard news about the defeat the put more effort for the victory of having control from Native American tribes Although Indians were able to win the nextbattle, the couldn’t win the war. Because of many white settlers, they didn’t have enough buffalos anymore. Sitting Bull went with all his people to Canada and remained for four years. 
  • In 1881 they came back to Dakota Territory. He was captured as a prisoner until 1883. He started working at Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show, but then he went back with his people. Later then in 1890, authorities arrested him. In the act, there was a gunfight and Sitting Bull was shot in the head and killed.
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