Sitting Bull

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Tatanka Yotanka (sitting Bull) Sitting Bull was born in 1831, during that time life was great for people on the great plains. The land provided every thing that was needed like the Bison provided meat and skins for shelter. While still a small child Sitting Bull learned to use a small boy's bow. With his bow he hunted rabbits, birds and other small animals. There were also horses to ride and rivers to swim life could not have been better for little Tatanka Yotanka.

As the boy grew to a young he wanted to prove himself to his people. At the young age of ten he showed skills in courage when he killed his first Buffalo. At the age of fourteen he joined a raid against the Hunkapapa Lakota's (sitting bulls tribe) enemy, the Absaroke. Known later as the Crows. They were very formidable enemy and them selves mighty warriors.

Jumping bull the boys father would die while killing his own Crow slayer. At the age of fourteen the boy became a man and a warrior.

At the age of fifteen Tatanka showed great courage in a fight with the Flatheads in 1847. He rode past there line laughing and taunting despite the showering of arrows and the bullets directed at him.

Bad things always happened when the white men came into contact with the Indians. Although the Lakota had come in contact with the white men before but trouble started to heat up in the early 1850's because of increased contact led to cultural conflicts.

The courage that Tatanka made in warfare against other Indians was no less apparent when he fought the white men. In 1872, Tatanka was a member of a Lakota war party that had attacked white rail road workers near the Yellow stone River...