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Crowfoot (the son of Sitting Bull) - Hunkpapa - circa 1885 {Note: When Sitting Bull and his followers sought sactuary in Canada, shortly after the battle at the Little Bighorn River, he became friends with the Blackfoot Chief named Crowfoot. It is said that Sitting Bull was so impressed by the Blackfoot Chief, that he named him son after him.}

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Sitting Bull's 17 yr old son Crow Foot, lay down his life trying to stop his father from being arrested. Why was Sitting Bull arrested? 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 adopted brother Jumping Bull and 3 wounded. Crow Foot, a hero in my book.

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.

Sitting Bull was born in May (Can Wape To Wi) of 1831 on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Montana. He was born into the Bad Bow band of the Hunkpapa tribe of the Tiatunwa (looking for a home site) Lakota Nation. Sitting Bull was the second of four children and the only son of Her Holy Door Woman and Returns Again.

Young White Bull (the son of Joseph White Bull) - Mniconjou - 1913

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White Bull (Hunkpapa), Jacob Horner (formerly with K Co., 7th Cav. Reg.) - 1936 {Note: Both of these men fought on opposing sides during the Battle at the Little Bighorn River on 25 June 1876.}

Chief Red Cloud and son Jack Red Cloud - Oglala Sioux, circa 1900

Yellow Eyes (Ishtazi or Istha Zha Zha), Lakota Nation, photo by Frank Fiske 1906. Yellow Eyes was an informant for Sitting Bull and was with him at the Battle of Little Big Horn. She and her family escaped with him to Canada and returned with him when he surrendered in 1881. She went on to Fort Peck with her son and husband and the other warriors. Information obtained from one of her descendants, Dorothy Eiken.

Mothers body language speaks to me of her pride and courage making sure her son does better. Her face shows her struggle to never give up.....Christa ...... Charbonnet Family, Mother & Son | Faubourg Treme, New Orleans

> Blackfoot, Bow River, by Edward S. Curtis