Sitting Bull, 1831-1890

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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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referencedIn Yates, George W., d. 1876. George W. Yates papers, undated. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 1793 - 1999. Copies of Correspondence Sent. 12/27/1881 - 8/18/1903. Letter by James McLaughlin, Standing Rock Indian Agent, Directing the Arrest of Sitting Bull
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referencedIn United States. Office of Indian Affairs. License to trade with Indians and trade document of Meriwn H. Angevine, 1889-1896. Cornell University Library
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referencedIn Carpenter, Edwin H.,. North American Indian art : ephemeral publications about individual artists; includes some original artwork, 1870-1985, 1940-1969 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Henry Munroe Rogers papers, 1812-1937 (inclusive), 1862-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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referencedIn Dorgan, Darrell. Darrell Dorgan papers, 1986-1990. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
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creatorOf Loring, Charles M. (Charles Morgridge), 1832-1922. Charles M. Loring scrapbooks, 1875-1922. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Sitting Bull College calendar, 2010. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 1793 - 1999. Annual Statistical Reports
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bovill family. Papers, 1891-1978. University of Idaho Library
referencedIn Baird, George William, 1839-1906. George William Baird papers, 1877-1899. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hubbell, James Boyd, 1836-1905. James Boyd Hubbell papers, 1834, 1865-1906. Minnesota Historical Society Library
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referencedIn Moore, Mavor. Ms., 1985. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Siegert, Allen. Letter, December 17, 1890. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
creatorOf Sitting Bull, 1831-1890. Sitting Bull talks, valuable interview with a Herald correspondent; The Custer massacre [and] The new story of Custer's fate. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Miller Nichols Library; Health Sciences Library; Dental Library
referencedIn Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Library. Biography file--Indians, 1914-1984. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn White, Thain. Papers, 1960-1978. Eastern Washington State Historical Society
referencedIn Roan Bear, Edward. Papers, 1953-1954. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Library. Scrapbooks, 1871-1957, 1871-1897 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Sitting Bull, 1831-1890. Indian drawings collections, 1870. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Krauth, Carl. Letter, December 28, 1890. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Jordan, C. P. Letter, 1905, to Harold G. Rugg. Dartmouth College Library
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referencedIn Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 1793 - 1999. Correspondence Received
referencedIn Kimball, James Peleg, 1840-1902. [Collection of materials on Sitting Bull]. National Library of Medicine
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referencedIn Gilbert L. and Frederick N. Wilson papers., 1894-1936. Minnesota Historical Society.
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referencedIn The Pence family papers, 1745-1970. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
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referencedIn Brennan, John R., 1848-1919. Papers, 1879-1919 (bulk 1900-1917). South Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Marcotte, Catherine. Catherine Marcotte papers, ca. 1889-1974. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Smith, Charles Augustus, 1865- . Reminiscences, ca. 1948. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn De Cost Smith Collection, 1880-1943. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938. Papers, 1870-ca. 1895. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Bantam Lake House (Morris, Conn.). Hotel guest register, , 1875-1878. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Terry family. Terry family papers, 1795-1939 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Wilson, Gilbert Livingstone, 1868-1930. Gilbert L. and Frederick N. Wilson papers, 1894-1936. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Baldinger, Ora M. The O.M. Baldinger papers, 1862-1939. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Photoprints, 1880-1910. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
referencedIn Watson, Elmo Scott, 1892-1951. Elmo Scott Watson papers, 1816-1951 bulk 1920-1951. Newberry Library
referencedIn Tobey, Fred H. Diary of Fred H. Tobey, 1876-1878. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Thomas Howard Ruger papers, 1844-1958, 1878-1907 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Zahn, William P. Papers, 1871-1907. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Steele, Matthew Forney, 1861-1953. The Matthew F. Steele papers, 1880-1953. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Adams, Alexander B. Alexander B. Adams writings on the American West, ca. 1971-1981. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hammond, John Henry, 1833-1890. Hammond, John Henry, 1833-1890 1860-1890 Papers. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 1793 - 1999. Copies of Letters Sent
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referencedIn Wilkinson, William Grant. The death of Sitting Bull : The last of the great Indian chiefs, 1958. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Jenkins, R. C., d. 1957,. "Rock" C. Jenkins photograph collection, 1886-1955. Museum of the Great Plains
referencedIn Allison, Edwin Henry 1847-1919. Edwin H. Allison autobiography c. 1882. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Murray, Robert A. Papers, 1961-1968. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Bingenheimer, George H. Collection, 1865; 1870-1876. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Steele, Matthew Forney, 1861-1953. Papers, 1899-1907, 1920-1952. North Dakota State University Library
referencedIn Fort Assinniboine Telegrams Received, 1881 Montana State University-Bozeman Library, Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
referencedIn Hoppin, W. Sioux on the warpath, scrapbooks, 1890. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Robinson, David,. David Robinson letters to Wilmot P. Sanford, 1877 Jun 29-1878 Jan 29. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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referencedIn Baird, George William, 1839-1906. Indian campaigning with General Miles in Montana. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Sitting Bull, 1834?-1890. Sitting Bull autograph card, [18--]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925. Letter : to Major G. W. Baird / by Nelson Appleton Miles, 1891 Nov. 20. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Frye family. Frey family papers, 1793-1917 (bulk 1825-1890). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn United States. Army. Quartermaster's Dept. Letter, 1904 Oct. 15. Museum of the Great Plains
referencedIn Robinson, David, 1955-. David Robinson letters to Wilmot P. Sanford, 1877 Jun 29-1878 Jan 29. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Cutter, Irving Samuel, 1875-1945. Irving Samuel Cutter papers, 1884-1934. Newberry Library
referencedIn Smith, De Cost, 1864-1939. De Cost Smith Collection, 1880-1943. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Myrick, Herbert, b. 1860,. Collection of Western Americana, 1860-1926. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934. D.F. Barry photographs of Hunkpapa Indians [graphic], [photographed 1881-ca. 1890, printed ca. 1885-ca. 1920] Newberry Library
referencedIn Terry family papers, 1795-1939 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Spotted Tail, 1823-1881. Letter, [188-]. Lake County Historical Society
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referencedIn Steele, Matthew Forney, 1861-1953. Matthew Forney Steele papers, 1871-1936. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
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associatedWith Baldinger, Ora M. person
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associatedWith Bates, Kinzie, d. 1884. person
associatedWith Bingenheimer, George H. person
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associatedWith Brennan, John R., 1848-1919. person
associatedWith Carpenter, Edwin H., person
associatedWith Carter, Charles William photographer 1832-1918 person
associatedWith Cutter, Irving Samuel, 1875-1945. person
associatedWith De Cost, Smith 1864-1939. person
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associatedWith Hoppin, W. person
associatedWith Hubbell, James Boyd, 1836-1905. person
associatedWith Hunkpapa Band of Dakota or Sioux Indians. corporateBody
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associatedWith Jordan, C. P. person
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associatedWith Loring, Charles M. (Charles Morgridge), 1832-1922. person
associatedWith Luhn, Gerhard Luke, 1831-1920. person
associatedWith Marcotte, Catherine. person
associatedWith Mayo, C. H. (Clarence Hastings) person
associatedWith McGillycuddy, Julia B. (Julia Blanchard) person
associatedWith Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925. person
associatedWith Moore, Mavor. person
associatedWith Mossman, E. D. person
associatedWith Murray, Robert A. person
associatedWith Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Myrick, Herbert, b. 1860, person
associatedWith Roan Bear, Edward. person
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associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Ruger, Thomas Howard. person
associatedWith Siegert, Allen. person
associatedWith Smith, Charles Augustus, 1865- . person
associatedWith Smith, De Cost, 1864-1939. person
associatedWith Spooner, M. T. (Marion T.) person
correspondedWith Spotted Tail, 1823-1881. person
associatedWith Steele, Matthew Forney, 1861-1953. person
associatedWith Steele, Matthew Forney, 1861-1953. person
associatedWith Terry family family
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associatedWith Tobey, Fred H. person
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associatedWith United States. Office of Indian Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith Watson, Elmo Scott, 1892-1951. person
associatedWith Watson, Walter Allen, 1867-1919. person
associatedWith White, Thain. person
associatedWith Wilkinson, William Grant. person
associatedWith Wilkinson, William Grant. person
associatedWith Wilson, Gilbert Livingstone, 1868-1930. person
associatedWith Woodward, Samuel Bayard, 1853-1946, person
associatedWith Yates, George W., d. 1876. person
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Teton Indians
Indians of North America
Dakota Indians
Dakota Indians--Wars
Autographs
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Birth 1831

Death 1890-12-15

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Americans

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