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).
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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
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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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Raymond DeMallie suggests that "as a result of his trip abroad, Black Elk was able to speak English, and he had a realistic perspective on the world." (56) Napier posits that Native people such as Black Elk and Red Shirt (and Sitting Bull) may have chosen to travel because they "had lived through the time of great wars [and] defeat." (57) This may very well have been the case, and now they were looking forward.
Custer was ambushed as the survey party worked, Sitting Bull was in turn attacked by the troops, and Custer and his men had to turn tail and repair to Bismark.
Turns out she has news just for Krystal - a mysterious inheritance from her great-great-great granddad, Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull. Exciting, right?
spangled blue in the braids of Sitting Bull's second wife's
Natalie and boyfriend Simon "Sitting Bull" Medhurst are said to have looped their arms through metal gates at the site at Balcombe, near Lewes, West Sussex, and bonded themselves together.
Sitting Bull bankrolls part of the "Wild West Show" with oil money and a secondary romance is added between a young lady and a young man who is part Native American.
Although Famous Heroes of the American West is intended especially for young adults, listeners of all ages will enjoy learning about Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Sitting Bull, Calamity Jane and more.
He had actually traded with Sitting Bull for buffalo robes and when he asked the Native Americans about Sitting Bull they told him he was "tka" (dead), adding that he had been a fool.
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The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Wood Mountain Post was another NWMP detachment along the Old Fort Trail that operated between 1874 and 1918.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.