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Sit·ting Bull

 (sĭt′ĭng) Originally Tatanka Iyotanka. 1834?-1890.
Hunkpapa leader who guided his people to victory against Gen. George A. Custer's cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn (1876).

Sitting Bull

n
(Biography) Indian name Tatanka Yotanka. ?1831–90, American Indian chief of the Teton Dakota Sioux. Resisting White encroachment on his people's hunting grounds, he led the Sioux tribes against the US Army in the Sioux War (1876–77) in which Custer was killed. The hunger of the Sioux, whose food came from the diminishing buffalo, forced his surrender (1881). He was killed during renewed strife

Sit′ting Bull′


n.
1834–90, Lakota Indian leader.
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Noun1.Sitting Bull - a chief of the SiouxSitting Bull - a chief of the Sioux; took up arms against settlers in the northern Great Plains and against United States Army troops; he was present at the Battle of Little Bighorn (1876) when the Sioux massacred General Custer's troops (1831-1890)
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He is said to have actually traded with Chief Sitting Bull for buffalo robes and he asked the native Americans about Sitting Bull and they told him that he was "Tka" (dead).
1890: Chief Sitting Bull, Sioux leader, was shot dead in a scuffle with Indian police.
Custer had been told to wait for reinforcements, but disobeyed orders because he heard Chief Sitting Bull had been spotted nearby.
Other notable major roles were Sophie Blades as villainess Dolly, Bob Ewing as Buffalo Bill, the energetic and delightful Brady Debysingh as Tommy, and Dale Flynn's Chief Sitting Bull.
And though a message not getting through is the modern equivalent of an olden-days letter going missing because the pigeon got distracted by a pigeon party around a pile of vomit or because the Pony Express got pulled over by Big Chief Sitting Bull, nowadays, we can't just put it down to 'one of those things'.
Lakota chief Sitting Bull had warned the two surveying expeditions (eastern and western) not to enter the valley; his warning was ignored, sparking a deadly conflict.
1890: Chief Sitting Bull (pictured), Sioux leader, was shot dead in a scuffle with Indian police.
In 1890, Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull and 11 other tribe members were killed in Grand River, South Dakota, during a confrontation with Indian police.
Norman Pace gives a sound performance as Buffalo Bill whose Wild West Show first brings Annie and Frank together, but Ed Currie needs to work on his Chief Sitting Bull accent.
She was "adopted" by Indian chief Sitting Bull after the old Sioux watched her shoot the ace of hearts out of a playing card at 30 paces.
Still, she wonders what Chief Sitting Bull left to her.

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