Sitting Bull's courage was legendary. He hoped to scare them off, but they kept returning. Army stopped the Cheyennes from getting that far north. In May 1877 he led his band across the border into Canada, beyond the reach of the U. Up the street, the Indians gathered in a noisy mob in front of the trading post. He was bowlegged and walked with a limp.
It had only been a matter of time before Sitting Bull and his followers crossed into Canada. A few minutes later they headed toward the Mounted Police post, Sitting Bull leading them on his cream-colored pony. Sitting Bull and his people held their ground. The Indians admired courage, perhaps above all else. In 1881, Sitting Bull returned and surrendered to the United States.
Walsh ran over to the adjacent barracks. Before Walsh left Wood Mountain in July 1880, Sitting Bull asked him if he would plead with the White Mother to give him and his people a reserve in Canada. When the party returned to camp, his father gave him the name Sitting Bull in honor of his bravery. Sixteen people were killed in the skirmish, including eight police officers, Sitting Bull, and seven other Sioux. Not backing down and never showing fear was perhaps the reason they—a mere handful of resolute men—were so successful in their dealings with the Indians. The Sioux Indians named this land. But Sitting Bull still knew his own authority, and when a delegation of U.
A moment later the Hunkpapa chief got up and stalked away. Besides, Sitting Bull still had his mind set on obtaining a reservation in Canada, and he hoped that his old friend might still be able to do something for him. Soon his camp became quite large with perhaps 10,000 people living there. For more great articles be sure to subscribe to magazine today! The previous December, Black Moon, a Hunkpapa chief and cousin of Sitting Bull, had arrived with 52 lodges and settled with many other Hunkpapas, Minneconjous, Ogalalas, Sans Arcs and Two Kettles. But life on the road was sometimes unpleasant. He had already assisted some Sioux with provisions and accompanied them to Fort Buford—at the mouth of the Yellowstone River on the Missouri—where they had surrendered.
Alarmed federal officials feared a general uprising, and one sent Cody on a mission to negotiate with his old show business comrade. In his opinion, traders often passed on such stories to Army scouts hungry for news to report to their superiors. Still, after several years of exile in Canada he was offered a pardon, which he refused believing the offer be unreliable. Years later he joined Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show. Others watched from the safety of Canadian soil and followed when they were assured their brothers were being treated reasonably. At first Sitting Bull treated the redcoats with cautious reserve, but he gradually warmed up to them.
Death In 1890, the local Indian Agency police feared that Sitting Bull was planning to flee the reservation in support of a religious group called the Ghost Dancers. Walsh agreed to allow them enough bullets to hunt meat, but he warned that no bullets were to be used for warfare across the border. Subscribe online and save nearly 40%!!! The next year Sitting Bull joined Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show. Sitting Bull and the Sioux, or Lakotas, had witnessed an example of the enforcement of Canadian law. This was too much for Walsh, who was well known for his blunt language. He was kind of heart.
Series Title: Other Titles: Chief Sitting Bull : Tatanka-Iyotanka Famous people, Sitting Bull Responsibility: produced by Flashback Video Productions ; producer, Curt Stocker ; script writer, Marty Strohmeyer. In 1868, he supported Red Cloud in his war against many of the American Forts in the area. Carroll Naish is a pretty wooden Sitting Bull while Iron Eyes Cody fares much better as Crazy Horse. Macdonald, foreseeing the possibility of something like this, had given Walsh extra leave to keep him in Ontario. The Sioux would have to eventually go back to their own country. Indian Agent James McLaughlin feared Sitting Bull would become involved in the movement and ordered his arrest on December 15, 1890. When government efforts to purchase the Black Hills failed, the Fort Laramie Treaty was set aside and the commissioner of Indian Affairs decreed that all Lakota not settled on reservations by January 31, , would be considered hostile.
His duties were limited — Sitting Bull rode in the show's opening procession — and he was well compensated, earning 50 dollars a week plus the money he made from selling autographs. None of the Indians, however, made any attempt to stop the scouts. When the season ended in October, the 54-year-old Sioux warrior decided to go home. But Sitting Bull remained defiant. Becoming a Leader As Sitting Bull grew older, white men from the United States began to enter his people's land.
Instead he was sent to , and when his reception there raised fears that he might inspire a fresh uprising, sent further down the Missouri River to Fort Randall, where he and his followers were held for nearly two years as prisoners of war. Not only the Sioux but also Canadian Indians were close to starving. He dreamt of one day becoming a great warrior. The meeting took place October 17, with predictable results. They ordered all Sioux that lived outside the Sioux Reservation to move inside the reservation. However, Custer didn't realize the size of Sitting Bull's army.