Born c. 1831, near Grand River, Dakota Territory, now in South Dakota, U.S.—died December 15, 1890, on the Grand River in South Dakota.
Peace but for not a long time.
. He joined his first war party at age 14 and soon gained a reputation of don’t having fear in the battles. He became a leader of the powerful Strong Heart warrior society
You gona die!
In 1866 he became principal chief of the northern hunting Sioux, with Crazy Horse, leader of the Oglala Sioux
If we must die, we die defending our rights.
Finally we kill him!
In 1868 the Sioux accepted peace with the U.S. government on the basis of the Second Treaty of Fort Laramie, which guaranteed the Sioux a reservation in what is now southwestern South Dakota
This means war!
As a precaution, Indian police and soldiers were sent to arrest the chief. Seized on Grand River, December 15, 1890
Sitting Bull was killed while his warriors were trying to rescue him. He was buried at Fort Yates, but his remains were moved in 1953 to Mobridge, South Dakota, where a granite shaft marks his resting place