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If the Great Spirit has desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place. He put in your heart certain wishes and plans; in my heart he put other and different desires. Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows. Now we are poor but we are free. No white man controls our footsteps. If we must die, we die defending our rights. --Sitting Bull - Teton Sioux

Sitting Bull Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.

1. Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect 2. Remain close to the Great Spirit 3. Show great respect for your fellow beings 4. Work together for the benefit of all Mankind 5. Give assistance and kindness wherever needed

Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa Sioux by Yenshee Baby, via Flickr

Sitting Bull ~Custer's Last Stand This site is one of the best for Little Big Horn story. I recommend this well done site. Click picture to read and see more photos...

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.

Lone Sitting Bull by D.F. (David Frances) Barry, (1854–1934). Sitting Bull in 3/4 length standing studio portrait with painted backdrop, wearing two feathers in hair, necklace around throat with fur piece attached, scarf tied in hair, vest with metal beads and chains, and metal armbands; hands posed on log fence

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 (Lakota: Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake in Standard Lakota Orthography, also nicknamed Slon-he or "Slow"; c. 1831 – December 15, 1890) was a Hunkpapa Lakota holy man who led his people as a tribal chief during years of resistance to United States government policies. -Wiki