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    Sitting Bull Thesis

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    the very first chief of a whole nation, the Lakota nation to be exact (Johnson 1). His name was Sitting Bull. Sitting Bull was born in March of 1831, on the south bank of what used to be called “Ree River” now known as “Grand River”, at a place called Many-Caches, in South Dakota (Dockstader). He was not always known as Sitting Bull, he was originally named Jumping Badger…

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    Sitting Bull: A Hero

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    Sitting Bull was born sometime in 1831 in South Dakota and no one knows his birthday. When Sitting Bull was young, he looked up to his father and tried to to follow his footsteps but he lacked in his skills and was called slow. However, as Sitting Bull got older he got smarter and more capable. Sitting Bull is an important historical figure because he was a hero, he defended his land and he honoured his culture. Sitting Bull was a hero to his people. Sitting Bull was 14 when he first went to…

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    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…

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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Utley, Robert M. The Lance and the Shield: The Life and times of Sitting Bull. New York: Henry Holt, 1993. Growing up in East Texas and not knowing much about Indians and not fully comprehending what the Indian way of life was, but one person that new was Sitting Bull. After reading The Lance and the Shield: The Life and times of Sitting Bull by Robert Utley I can fully believe how Sitting Bull actually was as a great leader of the Lakota tribe apart of the Sioux nation and as a great man…

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    Sitting Bull Symbolism

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    The white horse is a universal symbol of freedom, because the rider feels as if he or she is free on the back of a horse, going through the open fields, and feeling the breeze hit against his or her face. On the other hand, in the American culture, a white horse depicts death. In the movie, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, directed by, Yves Simoneau, the symbolism of the white horse that Sitting Bull looked at before the Native Americans were massacred, plays a huge role in depicting what has been…

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