Sitting Bull

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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

(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′

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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1890: Chief Sitting Bull, Sioux leader, was shot dead in a scuffle with Indian police.
Vuillard also considers Sitting Bull, the great Lakota victor of the battle of Little Bighorn, who joined the Wild West Show to earn money by being paraded in front of booing crowds, signing autographs, and posing for pictures.
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She was nicknamed "Little Sure Shot" by Sitting Bull.
Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced nearly $300,000 in federal funding to Sitting Bull College for research aimed to prevent the collapse of tribal bison herds.
Kidder also works at Sitting Bull College, a tribal college situated on the Standing Rock Reservation, of which she is a graduate and the former student body president.
BORN EDNA O'Brien, Irish novelist, 1930 MARTIN Skrtel, Slovakian Footballer, 1984, above J PAUL Getty, US industrialist, 1892 DIED SITTING Bull, Native American chief, 1890 FATS Waller, US jazz musician, 1943 WALT Disney, US animator, 1966, above
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.
The money going to Bismarck State, Williston State, Sitting Bull College and Turtle Mountain Community College is the second award to the Training for Regional Energy in North Dakota Consortium, which includes partnerships with local employers.
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.
Citing legendary tribal chief Sitting Bull, Obama said: ''Let's put our minds together to build more economic opportunity in Indian country.
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.