Sitting Bull

Bullhead, Corson County, SD, United States

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Chief Sitting Bull Jumping Badger

Lakota: Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake
Also Known As: "Jumping Badger", "Hunkesi (Slow)", "Slon-He (Slow)", "Tatanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull)"
Birthplace: Lakota Territory
Death: December 15, 1890 (54-63)
Standing Rock Reservation, Fort Yates, North Dakota, United States (Shot and killed)
Place of Burial: Mobridge, South Dakota, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jumping Bull and Her Holy Door
Husband of Singing; Light Hair; Sitting Bulls 5th wife Seen by her nation; Red Woman and Four Robes
Ex-husband of Snow On Her
Father of Seen by the Nation; White Bear; Son; Walter Craft; Standing Holy AKA Mary Spotted Horse and 8 others
Brother of Good Feather Woman; Tasini ZiZi/Twin Woman; Brown Shawl Woman; Tasinahotewin; Chief Sitting Bull Alfred Bull Eater and 1 other
Half brother of Fool Dog

Occupation: Medicine man, chief
Managed by: Private User
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About Sitting Bull How and why sitting bull was murdered by US govt.

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.


Foresaw the victory at Little Bighorn in a vision.

Later worked for Buffalo Bill Wild West Show.

Loved grapes.

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