Hunkpapa Lakota Chief Sitting Bull by William R. Sanford

By William R. Sanford

Sitting Bull used to be the best leader of the Sioux. As either struggle leader and medication guy, Sitting Bull led the Sioux of their victory on the conflict of Little Bighorn. yet he additionally led them via their years of problem and turmoil. instead of give up, Sitting Bull united many local American tribes within the fight to guard the good Plains and the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota.

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He liked to grasp items in his small hands. He stared at the items with wide eyes and a serious face. His movements were clumsy. ” But his mother denied that the boy was slow. She said that he was only cautious. Years before, the Plains Sioux had lived in the eastern forests. Their enemies, the Chippewas, obtained guns from white traders. The Hunkpapas moved west across the northern Great Plains in pursuit of game. Huge herds of buffalo roamed the grasslands. Soon after moving there, the Sioux gained horses from Spanish settlers far to the south.

When he came back to life, he brought a message. Next spring all dead Native Americans would return to life. They would meet on a mountaintop with those who believed this prophecy. A flood would drown all whites. Then the buffalo would return. The Native Americans would live as they did before the whites came. To make this happen, they must dance the Ghost Dance. On each reservation people danced. Each Ghost Dancer wore a special garment. A Ghost Shirt was white, long, and loose. On it were paintings of the sun, moon, stars, and eagles.

For the rest of the summer, Crook’s forces camped where the hunting and fishing were good. For now the Sioux camp on the Little Bighorn was safe from attack. Sitting Bull knew this was not the battle he saw in his vision. No soldiers had fallen into the Sioux camp. The battle in the vision came about eight days later. Sitting Bull was with his family. In his tipi were two wives, sons, daughters, and newborn twins. His aged mother was nearby. Once a day the chiefs met in a council tipi. Sitting Bull was the old-man chief of all the tribes.

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