|American Indian chiefs
and heroes :
Litlle Big Horn, June 25th 1876: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_the_little_big_horn.htm
Sitting Bull was one of the most famous
Indian Chiefs of the Plains Culture. He was a Sioux leader in the area
that is now known as South Dakota. He lived from l83l-l890. During this
time gold was discovered on the land
that Sitting Bull's tribe lived on. The government tried
to force the Sioux Indians to move
off their land. Sitting Bull and his tribe would not peacefully
move. In June, l876, a major battle occurred between Sitting Bull and
U.S. soldiers led by George Armstrong
Custer. Custer's groups of soldiers had 260 men. Custer was told to wait
for more soldiers to arrive. Instead of waiting, he decided to go
forward with just the men he had.
Who was Sitting Bull?