Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man (circa 1831-1890) known for his steadfast opposition to the intrusion of the US government into Sioux lands. Fleeing to Canada following the Battle of Little Big Horn, he later returned to the US and toured with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Fearing his growing influence, government agents fatally shot him during an arrest attempt at Standing Rock Agency on December 15, 1890. Ultra-sharp original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Lakota Sioux leader Sitting Bull in his traditional headdress and native attire, published by Wm. Notman & Son of Montreal. This outstanding portrait was captured circa 1885, while Sitting Bull was traveling as part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. In fine condition. A supremely desirable, incredibly clear image of the great Indian warrior.
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