Yellow Bird is a Lakota warrior who is part of Big Foot’s band. When Wasichu soldiers force Big Foots’ people to give up their guns, Yellow Bird resists. His gun accidentally goes off, killing a U.S. Cavalry officer, which starts the massacre at Wounded Knee. Yellow Bird dies at the massacre.
Yellow Bird Character Timeline in Black Elk Speaks
The timeline below shows where the character Yellow Bird appears in Black Elk Speaks. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 24: The Butchering at Wounded Knee