Life Of Chief Sitting Bull Essay

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The life of Sitting Bull was extraordinary; he was a warrior and a great chief of the Sioux people (SV; SV). Sitting Bull was born in March 1831 and lived his whole life in Grand River, South Dakota. He was also the son of an esteemed warrior named Returns-Again. When he was at the age of ten; that is when he killed his first buffalo and then four years later he fought with courage in his first battle (Sitting Bull 1). As he was a little child, him, his dad, his two uncles were icons in their people’s eyes (A, B, C). During his child-hood, his name was Tatakana iyotanka. Later he started to call himself Tatakana yotanka or Jumping Bull (West 30).
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Father, send the buffaloes back so we can live and not die.” Soon after that the weather vanished and the animals came back (West 35).
Some of Sitting Bull’s people who starved were drifted back to the United States and into Standing Rock Reservation (Harriman 2). In 1885, he started to do Wild West shows with Buffalo Bill Cody, which built Sitting Bull’s international reputation. But he was only there for four months, because there was way too much contact with the white society. (Harriman 2). In March of 1876, him and three other tribes such as the Lakota, Cheyenne, and the Arapaho tribes went to Rosebud Creak in the Montana territory, because there were federal troops that were moving into the area (Callison 2).
During the last eight years of Sitting Bull’s life was nothing but sad and turmoil, because of all the wars that he had been in. All of the gimmicks people had put him through. Even thought he passed away 120 years since 2010, his stature as a leader who has done a lot of things that tried to help his people as a young age.
One of his most memorial battles was the Battle of Little Big Horn against Gen. George Custer (Callison 1). Before he was killed the police dragged him out of his cabin. Before he was killed they broke into a gunfight, but sadly he was killed on December 15, 1890. He was shot in the head by the tribal police at Standing Rock who were intentionally trying to arrest him for of a white Indian Agent, who believed that he was the leader of the Ghost Dance (Callison 3).
Early in December 15, 1890 the Reservation authorities believed that he would join the Ghost Dancers so they dragged his body from his cabin. He was first buried at Fort Yates in N.D, then he was moved to Mobridge, S.D. in 1953; but, no one actually knows were some of Sitting Bull’s bones are at (SV; But, SV.) (Callison 3).
At the age of 14, Sitting Bull was engaged in his first fight and was soon gaining reputation from his people. But in 1868 he and his tribe accepted peace from the U.S government, that did...

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