Chief Sitting Bull

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Sitting Bull

Lakota: Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake
Also Known As: "Jumping Badger", "Hunkesi (Slow)", "Slon-He (Slow)", "Tatanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull)"
Birthplace: Lakota Territory
Death: Died in Fort Yates, North Dakota, United States
Place of Burial: Mobridge, South Dakota, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jumping Bull and Her Holy Door
Husband of Singing; Light Hair; Red Woman; Seen by the Nation and Four Robes
Ex-husband of Snow On Her
Father of Seen by the Nation; White Bear; Catch the Bear; son; Many Horses and 11 others
Brother of Good Feather Woman; Brown Shawl Woman; Twin Woman and Little Assiniboine (adopted)
Half brother of Fool Dog

Occupation: Medicine man, chief
Managed by: Private User
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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.