Sitting Bull is a Hunkpapa chief and holy man. Sitting Bull fought in the Battle of Little Bighorn, after which Sitting Bull and Gall, another Hunkpapa chief, flee to Canada to avoid living on government agencies. U.S. soldiers kill Sitting Bull for resisting arrest Shortly before the Wounded Knee Massacre.
Sitting Bull Character Timeline in Black Elk Speaks
The timeline below shows where the character Sitting Bull appears in Black Elk Speaks. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8: The Fight with Three Stars
Chapter 10: Walking the Black Road
...They move camp, burning the grass behind them so that the soldiers’ horses will starve. Sitting Bull , Gall, and others leave for Grandmother’s Land, and many others flee elsewhere, but Crazy... (full context)
Chapter 12: Grandmother’s Land
Chapter 15: The Dog Vision
...people. Black Elk doesn’t think they were ever repaid for their stolen horses. Gall and Sitting Bull remain in the Grandmother’s Land. Black Elk decides that it’s time to return to his... (full context)
Chapter 23: Bad Trouble Coming
...afraid of the Wanekia. Black Elk later learns that the Brules, Big Foot’s people, and Sitting Bull ’s people are also dancing. People everywhere are in despair and starving, and the movement... (full context)