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Chief Sitting BullThe image on the right is that of Chief Sitting Bull's family number HiVu #1854 and is a sample of our Antique Photos available for you to see. Chief Sitting Bull (c1831-1890) whose Native American name was "Tatanka Yotaka" was a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux. His family were prominent spiritual leaders who actively resisted the white settlers. Contrary to popular belief, Sitting Bull was not involved in Custer's Last Stand at the Battle of Little Big Horn on the 25th June 1876. Chief Sitting Bull was assassinated in 1890 by US officials because they felt he was a threat to their authority. The actual photo originals of Chief Sitting Bull family were taken in the early 1880's and were hand colored for greater effect.

General Custer Chief Gall

See also A rare picture of "General Custer" (HiVu #1809) is shown here together with "Chief Gall" (HiVu #1804) who was Chief Sitting Bull's second-in-command and participated in the "Battle of Little Big Horn." For more images like this one, please visit the Native History Photos Gallery For a complete text listing of more than 2,300 slides, please view our Alphabetical Archival Listing.

"Chief Sitting Bull"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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