Chief Sitting Bull

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Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake

Also Known As: "Jumping Badger", "Hunkesi (Slow)", "Slon-He (Slow)", "Tatanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull)"
Birthplace: Lakota Territory
Death: Died in Fort Yates, ND, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jumping Bull and Her Holy Door
Husband of Light Hair; Red Woman; Seen by the Nation and Four Robes
Ex-husband of Snow On Her
Father of Catch the Bear; Sarah Lucinda Bull; Many Horses; Walks Looking; Takes the Gun and 8 others
Brother of Good Feather Woman; Brown Shawl Woman; Twin Woman and Little Assiniboine (adopted)
Half brother of Fool Dog

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About Chief Sitting Bull

Sitting Bull (Lakota: Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake (in Standard Lakota Orthography),[2] also nicknamed Slon-he or "Slow"; (c. 1831 – December 15, 1890) was a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man who led his people as a tribal chief during years of resistance to United States government policies. Born near the Grand River in Dakota Territory, he was killed by Indian agency police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation during an attempt to arrest him and prevent him from supporting the Ghost Dance movement.


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