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Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill, 1885

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, a symbol of defiance against oppression

Photograph: Orlando Scott Goff, “Sitting Bull,” 1881 “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.”

Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa Sioux by Yenshee Baby, via Flickr

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.