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Sitting Bull with peace pipe, 1884.

Timothy Isaiah Courtright, aka "Longhair Jim" or "Big Jim" Courtright (1848 -1887), lawman, outlaw & gunfighter...In 1876, he became the first elected marshal of Fort Worth, TX and had to keep peace in the notorious Hells Half Acre section, the town's wild red-light district. At that time, Fort Worth was a very dangerous place, with altercations between unruly drunks and lawmen being commonplace.

Chief White Bull: 1849 – 1947. He was the nephew of Sitting Bull and participated in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Some believe he killed Custer. Prior to becoming a combatant against Custer, White Bull was already an accomplished fighter. He had taken part in at least 20 battles, against the US Army and other tribes. White Bull was shot on two occasions, in addition to other injuries received in battle, he also underwent the torturous Sun Dance more than once.

Sioux headdress

When the Lakota leader Sitting Bull was asked by a white reporter why his people loved and respected him, Sitting Bull replied by asking if it was not true that among white people a man is respected because he has many horses, many houses? When the reporter replied that was indeed true, Sitting Bull then said that his people respected him because he kept nothing for himself.” –Joseph Bruchac - Photograph: Orlando Scott Goff

2011 Powwow at Stanford Univ by peace-on-earth.org, via Flickr

Black Elk (Oglala), 1937, via Flickr.

Gertrude Simmons Bonnin aka Zitkala-Sa (Red Bird), a writer, editor, musician, teacher and political activist, from the Yankton Sioux nation...

Yellow Horse - Yanktonai Sioux, Western Dakota, 1908

Native American Indian girl ~ Katie Roubideaux, Rosebud Sioux, (1890-1991)

Plains Sioux War Shirt, circa 1880,

Sitting Bull refused to order his people to stop dancing, and in consequence was arrested and killed, an act that led two weeks later to the infamous massacre at Wounded Knee, where 153 Sioux Indians, mostly women and children, were needlessly slaughtered by the US Army.

Short Bull, a member of the Sioux tribe, was born in about 1845. He was a warrior who fought at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, and a medicine man who brought the Ghost Dance religion to the Lakotas

10 QUOTES FROM A SIOUX INDIAN CHIEF THAT WILL MAKE YOU QUESTION EVERYTHING ABOUT MODERN CULTURE -- Luther Standing Bear was a Sioux Indian Chief who occupied the rift between the native and white man's worlds. Here are some of his words on both.

Red Cloud (Oglala Sioux), Sitting Bull (actually Hunkpapa, not Miniconjou Sioux), Swift Bear (Arapaho), and Spotted Tail (Brule Sioux)... and Julius Meyer. Taken by Frank F. Currier, Omaha. Indian_Chiefs_1875.jpg (1512×1887)

Sitting Bull and family.

Sitting Bull reward poster ~ Lakota chief and holy man, most notable for his premonition of defeating the army at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Standing Holy, daughter of Sitting Bull, 1885

White Belly ( Sioux ) - Wow, that look!!!

Sitting Bull & family

Red Cloud(Makhpiya-luta)...I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.