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By William R. Sanford

Sitting Bull was once the best leader of the Sioux. As either warfare leader and medication guy, Sitting Bull led the Sioux of their victory on the conflict of Little Bighorn. yet he additionally led them via their years of difficulty and turmoil. instead of give up, Sitting Bull united many local American tribes within the fight to guard the nice Plains and the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota.

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Sitting Bull prayed that the sun would protect his people. The rhythmic dance lasted all day and all night. During that time he did not eat or drink. Sitting Bull was exhausted. At noon the next day, he staggered a few steps. The last skewer finally pulled loose, and he fell to the ground unconscious. As he slowly came to, Sitting Bull had a vision. He saw the soldiers of the white people’s army. They were entering the Sioux camp, riding in defeat. Their heads were bent, and their hats fell off.

The Crow fired, hitting Sitting Bull in the foot. With one blow of his lance, Sitting Bull knocked his foe from his horse. Sitting Bull drew his knife. He then killed the Crow, avenging his father’s death. But Sitting Bull’s wounded foot did not heal properly. For the rest of his life, he walked with a limp. When he was a child, Sitting Bull had seen few whites. Only a few trappers and traders came to their land. The finding of gold in California changed all this. “Forty-niners” headed west in great numbers.

Two poles with cross branches formed these rough sleds. Returns Again’s ponies dragged the travois behind them wherever his band moved its camp. com, a division of Getty Images. All rights reserved. The buffalo provided the Sioux with its skin for robes and covers for tipis, with its horns to make cups and tools, glue from its ground-up hooves, sinews provided thread and bow strings, and sun-dried strips of buffalo meat became jerky. By the time he was eight, Slow had his own pony. ” This involved touching an enemy, dead or alive, with a special stick.

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