Sitting Bull the compassionate warrior
Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.Chief Sitting Bull
Sometimes you see someone, and first impressions is they are a little crazy and scary. Guy just sits there with a serious look on his face and you can tell they must have had a tough life. That is Sitting Bull.
His original name his family called him was Jumping Badger and his father nicknamed him Slow. As Sitting Bull grew older, white men from the United States began to enter his people’s land. More and more of them came each year. Sitting Bull became a leader among his people and was famous for his bravery. He hoped for peace with the white man, but they would not leave his land. Around 1863, Sitting Bull began to take up arms against the Americans. He hoped to scare them off, but they kept returning.
In 1874, gold was discovered in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The United States wanted access to the gold and didn’t want interference from the Sioux. They ordered all Sioux that lived outside the Sioux Reservation to move inside the reservation. Sitting Bull refused. He felt that reservations were like prisons and he would not be “shut up in a corral.”
Everything he did, he did for family and his people.