The Story of Sitting Bull
A Suite of Four Images, each 12″w x 9″h.
Sitting Bull (c.1831-1890) was the Native American chief under whom the Sioux tribes united in their struggle for survival on the North American Great Plains.
The following text appears on the four Daniel Long Soldier pieces:
- First noted for his ability in hunting buffalo calves at the age of 10. At age 14 Sitting Bull accompanied his father to war and counted his first coup.
- Sitting Bull goes to war against the Assiniboine and is impressed by the bravery of an Assiniboine boy. Gives him the name “Hohe Chikala” or “Little Assinboine.” Later changed to Jumping Bull. He would accopmpany Sitting Bull to wars.
- In 1846, Sitting Bull counts coup on Minitari chief named Bull Head and captures him. Then sent home with presents as a gesture to make peace with minitari and Assiniboine tribes
- At age 59, Dec 1890, Sitting Bull is taken from his log cabin by 3 Indian policemen — Brown Wolf, High Eagle and Red Tomahawk. A fight breaks out and Sitting Bull, seven of his followers, and six Indian police died.