http://www.chehalistrucks.com



Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size
Login

Military Photos



Sitting Bull

(250 total words in this text)
(972 Reads)  Printer-friendly page
Sitting Bull (Sioux: Tatanka Iyotake or Tatanka Iyotanka orTa-Tanka I-Yotank, born Hunkesni, Slow), (c. 1831 ? December 15, 1890) was a Native American shaman and leader of the Hunkpapa Sioux, who led 3,500 Sioux and Cheyenne warriors against the US 7th Cavalry under George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn on June 25, 1876. Though he did not participate personally in the battle, the chiefs were spurred on by a dream that Sitting Bull had in which a group of American soldiers tumbled into his encampment.

Blamed for the ensuing massacre, Sitting Bull led his tribe into Canada, where they lived until 1881, when on July 20 he led the last of his fugitive people in surrender to United States troops at Fort Buford in Montana. The US government, however, had granted him amnesty.

In later life, Sitting Bull toured with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, where he was a popular attraction. Often asked to address the audience, he frequently cursed them in his native Lakota language to the wild applause of his listeners.

Toward the end of his life, Sitting Bull was drawn to the mystical Ghost Dance as a way of repelling the white invaders from his people's land. Although he himself was not a follower, this was perceived as a threat by the American government, and a group of Indian police was sent to arrest him. In the ensuing scuffle, Sitting Bull and his son Crow Foot were killed.

Military History
Forum Posts

Military Polls

Which veterans benefit do you most highly value?

[ Results | Polls ]

Votes: 119

This Day in History
1539: Hernando de Soto lands in Florida with 600 soldiers in search of gold.

1859: The Piedmontese army crosses the Sesia River and defeats the Austrians at Palestro.

1862: Union General Henry Halleck enters Corinth, Mississippi.

1868: Memorial Day begins when two women place flowers on both Confederate and Union graves.

1912: U.S. Marines are sent to Nicaragua to protect American interests.

1913: The First Balkan War ends.

1921: The U.S. Navy transfers the Teapot Dome oil reserves to the Department of the Interior.

1942: A thousand-plane raid on the German city of Cologne is launched by Great Britain. Almost 1,500 tons of bombs rain down in 90 minutes, delivering a devastating blow to the Germans medieval city as well as its morale.

1951: Eighth Army regained the Kansas Line.

1952: Far East Air Forces had flown 200,000 sorties in the Korean War during some 330 consecutive days of combat operations.