Sitting Bull, 1831-1890

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Dates:
Birth 1831
Death 1890-12-15
Gender:
Male
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Sitting Bull, also known as Tatanka Iyotake or Tatanka Iyotanka or Ta-Tanka I-Yotan, was a Native American shaman and leader of the Hunpapa Sioux. He fought against the Crow Indians and was wounded in battle on several occasions. Sitting Bull greatly opposed the encroachment of the white men. He led Sioux and Cheyenne warriors against U.S. soldiers of the 7th Cavalry at the battle of Little Bighorn. After the battle, in which many were killed, Sitting Bull led his tribe into Canada, where they lived until surrendering to U.S. forces. After his capture he toured with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. Sitting Bull was killed while resisting arrest for his unwillingness to abandon the traditions of the ritual Ghost Dance, which had been outlawed.

From the description of Sitting Bull autograph card, [18--]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64063657

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Subjects:

  • Teton Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Dakota Indians
  • Dakota Indians--Wars
  • Autographs

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  • United States (as recorded)