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Sitting Bull was a Lakota Chief who led his tribe during the time of U.S. expansionism. He fought the relocation of Lakota tribes to reservations in the west. A fearless warrior, he united the Lakota nation. In the famous battle of Little Big Horn, Sitting Bull bested General Armstrong's forces in what became known as Custer's Last Stand. He fled to Canada but surrendered in 1881. He joine…

Date of Birth: November 30, 1830
Date of Death: December 15, 1890


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"I do not wish to be shut up in a corral. All agency Indians I have seen are worthless. They are neither red warriors nor white farmers. They are neither wolf nor dog." Sitting Bull
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"The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it." Sitting Bull
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"Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children." Sitting Bull
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"I am a red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place" Sitting Bull
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"God made me an Indian." Sitting Bull
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"Is it wrong for me to love my own? Is it wicked for me because my skin is red? Because I am Sioux? Because I was born where my father lived? Because I would die for my people and my country?" Sitting Bull
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"What white man can say I never stole his land or a penny of his money? Yet they say that I am a thief." Sitting Bull
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"I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man of my tribe to surrender my rifle." Sitting Bull
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"If we must die, we die defending our rights." Sitting Bull
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"What white man has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever come to me hungry and left me unfed? Who has seen me beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken?" Sitting Bull
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"Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit." Sitting Bull
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"I want to tell you that if the Great Spirit had chosen anyone to be the chief of this country, it is myself." Sitting Bull
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"I am a red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place." Sitting Bull
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"What treaty that the whites have kept has the red man broken? Not one." Sitting Bull
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"Every seed is awakened, and all animal life." Sitting Bull
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"I am here by the will of the Great Spirit, and by his will I am chief." Sitting Bull
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"Each man is good in His sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows." Sitting Bull
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"I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were." Sitting Bull
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"If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man, he would have made me so in the first place." Sitting Bull
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"You think I am a fool, but you are a greater fool than I am." Sitting Bull
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"What white woman, however lonely, was ever captive or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian." Sitting Bull
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