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Sitting Bull
Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake
Sitting Bull by D F Barry ca 1883 Dakota Territory.jpg
Sitting Bull c. 1883
Hunkpapa Lakota holy man & leader
Personal details
Born
Húŋkešni (or "Slow") or Jumping Badger

c. 1831
Grand River, Dakota Territory
Died

December 15, 1890(1890-12-15)


(aged 58–59)
Standing Rock Indian Reservation
Grand River, South Dakota
Resting place Mobridge, South Dakota
45°31′0″N 100°29′7″W / 45.516667°N 100.48528°W / 45.516667; -100.48528Coordinates: 45°31′0″N 100°29′7″W / 45.516667°N 100.48528°W / 45.516667; -100.48528
Spouse(s)
  • Light Hair
  • Four Robes
  • Snow-on-Her
  • Seen-by-her-Nation
  • Scarlet Woman
Relations
  • White Bull (nephew)
  • Flying Hawk (nephew)
Children
  • One Bull (adopted son)
  • Crow Foot (son)
  • Many Horses (daughter)
  • Walks Looking (adopted daughter)
Parents
  • Jumping Bull (father)
  • Her-Holy-Door (mother)
Signature
Military service
Battles/wars Battle of the Little Bighorn

Sitting Bull (about 1831December 15, 1890), real name Tatanka Yotanka, was the chief of a Native American tribe called Hunkpapa-Lakota-Sioux. At the age of about 14, Slow participated in a war party against the Crow (warriors). At the age of 10,however, he killed his first buffalo. He was a very important chief and fought for the freedom of Native Americans. He fought with Crazy Horse and Big Foot at the Little Bighorn River against General George A. Custer and won. They are the most deadly tribe.

He was shot and killed by Red Tomahawk, a police sergeant, during an attempt to arrest him.

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