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.
Standing Holy, daughter of Sitting Bull photographed by D.F. Barry. Several years later on December 15, 1890 she was present during her father's murder by Lakota Indian Agency Police at Standing Rock, Indian Territory (South Dakota).
"I could see that the white man did not care for each other the way our people did...They would take everything from each other if they could...some... had more of everything than they could use, while crowds of people had nothing at all... This could not be better than the old ways of my people." - Black Elk