Kiowa Chief who fought a war against the U.S. military for the sake of his people’s land rights. In the short term, Satanta was successful in raiding white settlements disrupting the American train system of the era. But he was eventually defeated in battle and convicted on trumped-up charges. Though Satanta was allowed to live, he’d lost all political power.
Satanta Character Timeline in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
The timeline below shows where the character Satanta appears in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11: The War to Save the Buffalo
...Many of these people were murdered by U.S. soldiers. Furthermore, the government still hadn’t released Satanta and his peers from prison—the commissioners claimed that they’d only be released after all Kiowas... (full context)