For us, warriors are not what you think of as warriors. The warrior is not someone who fights, because no one has the right to take another’s life. The warrior, for us, is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others. His task is to take care of the elderly, the defenseless, those who cannot provide for themselves, and above all, the children, the future of humanity. ~Sitting Bull (Ta-Tanka I-Yotank), Lakota Sioux
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Bull Head: The police were surrounded by an excited throng. Sitting Bull was furious and called to his men for help. His adopted brother, the Assiniboine captive whose life he saved years ago, was the first to fire and killed Lt. Bull Head, who held Sitting Bull by the arm. Then there was a short conflict, in which Sitting Bull and six of his defenders and six Indian police were slain, with many wounded. The chief's young son, Crow Foot, and his adopted "brother" died with him.
Sioux Chief Sitting Bull by Hastiin Tilden, via Flickr In 1888 Sitting Bull rejected a new offer to sell Sioux land. The U.S. government became increasingly frustrated by his refusal to negotiate a deal and orders were given for his arrest. Deaths: Indian Police: 6 killed and 1 wounded. Sitting Bull's followers: 7 killed, including his 17 year old son, Crow Foot, and his adopted brother Jumping Bull, and 3 wounded.