One hundred and twenty-seven years ago today, Sitting Bull was killed by Indian Agency Police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The police were attempting to arrest him because they feared he would join the Ghost Dance movement. This tragedy echoes today at Standing Rock as Native Americans and their allies fight to protect clean water.
Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota holy man who led his people during years of resistance to United States government policies. His leadership inspired a major victory against Lt. Col. George Custer at Little Bighorn. He worked for a time as a performer with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. At the time of his death he had left employment with the Wild West Show and returned to Standing Rock.
- History Channel: Sitting Bull.
- PBS: Sitting Bull.
- Biography: Sitting Bull.
- 10 Things You May Not Know About Sitting Bull.
Here are some Lakota recipes you can enjoy in his honor: