By Stanley Vestal
Nephew to Sitting Bull, leader of the Sioux, Pte San Hunka (White Bull) was once a well-known warrior in his personal correct. He were at the warpath opposed to whites and different Indians for greater than a decade whilst he fought the best conflict of his life.On the afternoon of June 25, 1876, 5 troops of the U. S. 7th Cavalry less than the command of George Armstrong Custer rode into the valley of the Little great Horn River, expectantly waiting for to rout the Indian encampments there. in its place, the cavalry met the accumulated power of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors, who didn't run as anticipated yet grew to become the conflict towards the warriors. White Bull charged repeatedly, combating until eventually the final soldier was once lifeless. The conflict was once Custer's final Stand, and White Bull used to be later often called the warrior who killed Custer.In 1932 White Bull similar his existence tale to Stanley Vestal, who corroborated the main points, from different resources and ready this biography. "All that I advised him is instantly and true," acknowledged White Bull. His tale is a matchless account of the lifetime of an Indian warrior.
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It illustrates the kind of detail that can still be gleaned from careful study of the transcripts of the interviews. The old chief began the narrative abruptly, without introduction. In a camp a ceremonial lodge had been erected, composed of the coverings of six tipis, the opening facing in the direction of a butte. A medicine man sent two young men out toward the butte to scout for buffalo, giving them four arrows and medicine to use on their sacred errand. When they found buffalo they were to put down one of the arrows with some medicine; then the buffalo would gather around it.
Page xxxviii Kanta sa wi Canpa Wakpa Mita Kolapi, le mita kola Ocastonka * kici makin na taku imayunge kin hena iyuha owotanla owakiyaka wacin. Ate (Kiyukanpi) waonspe makiye kin heon, na Leksi* (Tatanka Iyotake) waonspe makiye kin heon. Woowotanla wowicake eceela onmaspe wacin. Ate Wicasayatapa heca, na Leksi* akicita* itacan* tanka heca heon. Lena micaje kin tanka kta cinpi, na mis* hecel wacin kin heon. Ate, Leksi* ehanna tapi eyas miye anpetu lehanyan hecel cin waon. Maka wita kin le el Lakota ocaje ota onpi hena, na Tunkasila* taoyate hena ob awa-mayankapi.
Ate (Kiyukanpi) waonspe makiye kin heon, na Leksi* (Tatanka Iyotake) waonspe makiye kin heon. Woowotanla wowicake eceela onmaspe wacin. Ate Wicasayatapa heca, na Leksi* akicita* itacan* tanka heca heon. Lena micaje kin tanka kta cinpi, na mis* hecel wacin kin heon. Ate, Leksi* ehanna tapi eyas miye anpetu lehanyan hecel cin waon. Maka wita kin le el Lakota ocaje ota onpi hena, na Tunkasila* taoyate hena ob awa-mayankapi. Micaje kin slol-yapi nakun. Maka wita kilel taku tona onki hena Tunkasila* tawa, hena ob tewecirila kta.