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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

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(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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As he of course was unable to write about his final battle, the account concludes with a 1880s newspaper interview with Chief Sitting Bull on the famous battle at Little Bighorn.
The book describes the band's flight to Canada and time spent with Chief Sitting Bull and the Lakota, before their eventual return to Lapwai and a strange new life with missionaries and Agent John Monteith.
But Breivik ploughed on with his nonsensical sermon, citing native American chief Sitting Bull, and Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech in 1968, to argue that Europe has become a "multicultural hell".
There, Chief Sitting Bull negotiated with Major James Welsh and peace was maintained in the area.
PROUD but a little stooped these days, the old warrior, who claims Native American ancestry, strode through the halls of past triumphs, carrying his painting of the great chief Sitting Bull.
The museum has many exhibits of Native American craftsmanship, include bow and arrows that were presented to Bill by his friend, Chief Sitting Bull.
He was cast as Chief Sitting Bull and went on not only to beat his cancer, but also to earn roles in several subsequent productions staged by area theaters, including Gonzales in Tennessee Williams's "Summer and Smoke," Padre Perez in "Man of La Mancha," and Mario in "Ballroom.
The elders found out P's real name was Big Chief Sitting Bull.
Chief Sitting Bull was a hero among the Sioux for leading the fight to keep white settlers off ancestral land.
Chief Sitting Bull (banned as a relic of colonialism; replaced with Totanka Iotanka), and corn chips.
Sixty years later, my great-uncle, Chief Sitting Bull Goodway-defeated Custer at Little Big Horn, before becoming the first man in moccasins to run the four-minute mile.

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