Chief Sitting Bull.
Item From: Records of the National Park Service. (1934- )
Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota holy man who led his people as a tribal chief during a period of resistance against the U.S. Government’s Indian policies. His inspired coalition of tribes managed to defeat Lt. Col. Custer’s 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. He and his tribe escaped to the territories of modern day Saskatchewan before returning and surrendering to the U.S. Government. He was later killed during an arrest attempt made by Indian agency policemen at Standing Rock Island Reservation, prompted by fears that he would lend support the Ghost Dance movement.