Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake Íyotake

Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake Íyotake (abt. 1831 - 1890)

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Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake "Sitting Bull" Íyotake
Born about in Grand River, Dakota Territorymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Grand River, South Dakota, Standing Rock Indian Reservationmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Jul 2014
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Categories: Sioux | Wild West Show.


Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake Íyotake was a Native American and member of the Sioux tribe.

Sitting Bull 1831 - 1890

Family legend has it that Sitting Bull was born along the Yellowstone River south of present day Miles City, Montana.

He was born as Jumping Badger after which he was given one of his father's names .

In 1864 Sitting Bull, Gall and Inkpaduta defended a small town that was being attacked by 2200 soldiers under Brigadier General Alfred Sully in retaliation for the Dakota war of 1862.

[Ref ]In September, Sitting Bull and about 100 Hunkpapa Lakota came across a small party near what is now Marmarth, North Dakota. They had been left behind by a wagon train commanded by Captain James L. Fisk to effect some repairs to an overturned wagon. When he led an attack, Sitting Bull was shot in the left hip by a soldier.[8] The bullet exited out through the small of his back, and the wound was not serious[/ref]

In 1865 til 1868 Sitting Bull led numerous war parties against Fort Berthold, Fort Stevenson, and Fort Buford.

Sitting Bull was made "Supreme Chief of the whole Sioux Nation.

Sitting Bull refused to show any dependence on the "whiteman" which lead them to living isolated in the plains.

[ref]While in Canada, Sitting Bull also met with chief Crowfoot, who was a chief of the Blackfeet, long-time powerful enemies of the Lakota and Cheyenne. Sitting Bull wished to make peace with the Blackfeet Nation and Crowfoot. As an advocate for peace himself, Crowfoot eagerly accepted the tobacco peace offering. Sitting Bull was so impressed by the Blackfeet chief that he named one of his sons after him.[27] Sitting Bull and his men stayed in Canada for 4 years. Due to the smaller size of the buffalo herds in Canada, Sitting Bull and his men found it difficult to find enough food to feed his people, who were starving and exhausted. Sitting Bull’s presence in the country led to increased tensions between the Canadian and the United States governments.[28] Before Sitting Bull left Canada, he may have visited Walsh for a final time and left a ceremonial headdress as a memento[ref]Kensington, Museums Secrets: The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, (History TV, 2012)[/ref]

Hunger and desperation eventually forced Sitting Bull, and 186 of his family and followers, to return to the United States and surrender on July 19, 1881

In 1885 sitting bull was allowed to leave the reservation and join Buffalo Bill in his Wild west show.

[ref]Historians have reported that Sitting Bull gave speeches about his desire for education for the young, and reconciling relations between the Sioux and whites[/ref]Standing Bear 1975, p. 185

Around 5:30 a.m. on December 15, 39 police officers and four volunteers approached Sitting Bull's house. Under orders from James McLaughlin, the U.S. Indian Agent at Fort Yates on Standing Rock Agency, who feared that the Lakota leader was about to flee the reservation with the Ghost Dancers

[ref] As Lt. Bullhead ordered Sitting Bull to mount a horse, he said the Indian Affairs agent needed to see the chief, and then he could return to his house. When Sitting Bull refused to comply, the police used force on him. The Sioux in the village were enraged. Catch-the-Bear, a Lakota, shouldered his rifle and shot Lt. Bullhead, who reacted by firing his revolver into the chest of Sitting Bull.[43] Another police officer, Red Tomahawk, shot Sitting Bull in the head, and the chief dropped to the ground. He died between 12 and 1 p.m. [ref]Utley, Robert M. (2004). "The Last Days of the Sioux Nation, 2nd Edition". Yale University Press. p. 160.[/ref]


Blumberg, Jess (2007-10-31). "Sitting Bull's Legacy". Smithsonian. Retrieved 2011-10-04.

Blumberg, Jess (2007-10-31). "Sitting Bull's Legacy". Smithsonian. Retrieved 2011-10-04.

History TV, 2012

Standing Bear 1975, p. 185

Utley, Robert M. (2004). "The Last Days of the Sioux Nation, 2nd Edition". Yale University Press. p. 160

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On 27 Sep 2016 at 17:04 GMT Aleš Trtnik wrote:

Badger-214 and Íyotake-1 appear to represent the same person because: clear duplicate

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