Sitting Bull

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  • Sitting Bull: The Stubborn Chief

    Sitting Bull: The Stubborn Chief Is there anyone that has made the general population change their whole perception on a whole race? Sitting bull was born on the plains near the black hills in South Dakota. Growing up in a traditional native tribe he was pretty sheltered to the rest of the world. As a young child he was just an average child with nothing specifically special about him. When he was ten he killed his first buffalo which officially made him a man. At the age of fourteen he was involved in his first tribe battle; in this battle Sitting bull earned a feather and was finally seen as a leader. Sitting Bull was a magnificent warrior who became the greatest Lakota chief to ever live, as a chief he stood up for his tribe when the American’s…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Sitting Bull

    Given all of the different tribes and chiefs, it is safe to say that they have made history on not only their tribes, but the American history as a whole. This essay in particular focuses on a specific chief by the name of sitting bull. The Lakota chief gives a perfect representation of what a chief does in regards to their tribe. From birth to death, Sitting Bull exemplified the qualities of a great Native American chief. Background Originally named Tatanka Yotanka, Sitting Bull was born in…

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  • Sitting Bull: Battle Of Little Bighorn

    Sitting Bull Sitting Bull was born in 1831 in Grand River, South Dakota. He was a Hunkapa Lakota, a medicine and a holy man. Sitting Bull was famous both in American and Native American history. One of the ways he became famous was through the famous victory battle, “Battle of Little Bighorn.” At the age of 10 he killed his first buffalo ever, and four years after he had fought in an honorably battle against the rival clan. After killing his first buffalo and…

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  • Sitting Bull: Champion Of The Sioux By Stanley Vestal

    I read Sitting Bull: Champion of the Sioux by Stanley Vestal, Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota Leader that wouldn't back down from the war. While reading Sitting Bull Champion of the Sioux I found a variety of things that I could compare to but I also found things that aren't similar. The biggest thing that I found that wasn’t similar was the fact that he was a man of his word if I were to say that I'm going to do something I wouldn’t do it but Sitting Bull would. There were countless parts…

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  • Analysis Of Sitting Bull And The Paradox Of Lakota Nationhood

    Gary C. Anderson wrote the biography Sitting Bull and the Paradox of Lakota Nationhood in an effort to tell the story, from Sitting Bull’s perspective, of how the Lakota nationhood were committed to defend their land as well as examine the goals and purposes of the American culture to dominate upon them. Despite the factionalisms, encouraged by the federal government, in the Lakota that led to the division of the nationhood, Sitting Bull is considered one of the most significant and influential…

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  • Sitting Bull: Champion Of His People By Shannon Garst

    Sitting Bull I read Sitting Bull: Champion of His People, written by Shannon Garst. Sitting Bull, born in 1831, leader of the Hunkpapa Lakota people, and father of two, Crow Foot, and Many Horses. Was not just a leader to his people, but also a champion. When he was younger he was fearless of anyone and anything that he came along. He lead the Lakota people to a rebellion against the United States government's rules and regulations. One day while minding his own business the “Indian Agency…

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  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee Analysis

    steal their land. Americans offered the Natives money for their land, but they refused to take it, because they believed some of it was sacred, and they did not want to give up. Americans were also trying to make the Sioux Indians into Americans, but Sitting Bull refused, as well as the other members. Later, troops were…

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  • Black Elk Analysis

    Black Elk was a leader among his people during the latter half of the 19th century. Although he is not as widely recognized as other leaders of the time including Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, Black Elk had a key part in helping his people hold onto hope even in their dire situation. While most people’s idea of progress in the late 1800’s regarding the so called “Indian problem” involved assimilation or outright eliminating them from the map, Black Elk’s definition of progress was significantly…

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  • Consequences Of The Battle Of Little Bighorn

    government. The United States offered to purchase the Sioux’s land from them, essentially asking to cut their property in half. The Sioux tribes declined the offer, which then resulted in threats from the US military. “The government had offered to buy the land, but when tribal leaders refused, they threatened to shoot any Native American not on the reservation by January 1876” (Fredriksen “Crazy”). The return threats caused a sense of unity between the Sioux tribes and the Oglala, banding them…

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  • Son Of The Morning Star Analysis

    Everything is quiet and I think will remain so. Crazy Horse’s body was brought to this agency and put on a little platform, Indian fashion, on the hill overlooking the post, not half a mile away.” (pg. 75) He also includes a background on Chief Gall as well, providing facts about his birthplace and family. For example, he writes, “He was not a hereditary chief. The family seems to have been undistinguished, and because his father died at an early age the boy was regarded more with sympathy than…

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