Sitting Bull, Northern Pacific Rail Road, Fort Laramie
 Sitting Bull, Northern Pacific Rail Road, Fort Laramie

Sitting Bull

Born: 1831 in South Dakota near Grand River
Died: December 14, 1890 in South Dakota at his Grand River camp

    Sitting Bull, a Sioux Indian nominated to be a Hunkpapa Chief in 1866, Sitting Bull was a warrior, spiritual leader and politician

     Sitting Bull refused to attend the treaty at Fort Laramie in 1868.    Sitting Bull fought the surveyors over the Northern Pacific Rail road in 1872

     On June 25, 1876 Sitting Bull fought Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.    May of 1877 retreating to Canada Sitting Bull stayed  with his tribe until 1881      

     Enduring harsh punishment Sitting Bull was detained as a prisoner of war at Fort Randall from '81 - '83 

     In 1885, Sitting Bull traveled around the world as a star performer with Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West Show

     In 1890, Sitting Bull was killed by Red Tomahawk who was one of the Sioux police sent by Agent James McLaughlin

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