Sitting Bull
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"Sitting Bull" was a Hunkpapa Lakota people/Lakota holy man who led his people as a tribal chief during years of resistance to United States government policies. He was killed by Indian agency police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation during an attempt to arrest him, at a time when authorities feared that he would join the Ghost Dance movement.

Before the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Sitting Bull had a vision in which he saw the defeat of the 7th Cavalry Regiment (United States)/7th Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer on June 25, 1876. Sitting Bull's leadership inspired his people to a major victory. Months after their victory at the battle, Sitting Bull and his group left the United States for Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan/Wood Mountain, Northwest Territories/North-West Territories (now Saskatchewan), where he remained until 1881, at which time he and most of his band returned to US territory and surrendered to U.S. forces. A small remnant of his band under Chief Wa?blí ?í decided to stay at Wood Mountain.

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Each man is good in His sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.

"I do not wish to be shut up in a corral. All agency Indians I have seen are worthless. They are neither red warriors nor white farmers. They are neither wolf nor dog."

The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it.

I am a red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place.