since Columbus discovered the new continent of North America, Europe has always been not friendly to the indigenous tribes in North America. It has always wanted to conquer these tribes, seize their land and plunder their resources. After the American War of independence, the struggle to eliminate the local indigenous Indian tribes never stopped. Until the death of the last Indian chief “sitting cow” in 1890, it was quiet. So how did sitting cattle die? Let’s get to know each other.
Sitting Bull (English Name: Sitting Bull), born in the United States in March 1831, is the leader of the Soviet tribe of American Indians. At the same time, he was also a brave soldier, leading the tribe to carry out a series of conscripts against the feud Klaus. Died on December 15, 1890. Sitting Bull was born in the northern part of today’s South Dakota in March 1831. When he was young, he was famous for thinking twice in case of trouble. After the age of 14, he gradually grew into the shaman of his tribe.
in 1876, sitting cattle led 3500 allied troops of the tribe and the Cheyenne to ambush the 7th cavalry brigade of the U.S. federal government. On June 25, in the battle of Little Bighorn, its brigade commander George Armstrong Custer was killed. After that, he fled north to Canada with his men and became good friends with a Canadian officer who often distributed the limited food of the army to the people sitting on cattle.
the U.S. government continued to exert diplomatic pressure on Canada through Britain, and finally was forced to return home under the strong pressure of the United States and the promises of Indian officials to ensure safety and food supply. When he returned, the Indians had basically been domesticated, and a large number of Indian police were organized to deal with the original chiefs. On July 20, 1881, He returned to the United States and surrendered to U.S. government forces in Montana to obtain amnesty. At the beginning, sitting on a cow was no longer regarded as a threat. As a result, he became a celebrity, went to various gatherings, and was lucky to see the daughter of his friend in Canada visit the United States.
in 1889, the Indian policy of the U.S. government aroused the dissatisfaction of Indians again, and sitting on cattle became their spiritual leader again. At this time, a Nevada Indian claimed that he had been instructed by the Savior that God would grant the Indians freedom. Many representatives of Indian tribes went to see the “prophet”, among which sitting cattle represented the Sioux. They held a dance ceremony with joy. The local Indian administration suspected it was a rebel plot.
in his later years, many American Indian tribes were immersed in a religious ceremony called ghost dance, which they hoped to expel white invaders. Sitting Bull himself is not a believer in ghost dance, but the U.S. government is still worried that he will lead a new round of military operations against whites. In December 1890, the U.S. government sent a team of police to try to arrest sitting cattle.
on December 15, 1890, the Soviet people suffered heavy losses. The Indian soldier who once fought side by side with “sitting cow” was recruited by the white man as a policeman and caught him at the reserve called “Lishi”. When the chief came out of the hut, he shouted to the onlookers, “will you just watch them take me away?”. The “ghost dance” riot broke out. The legendary fighter was killed in a brief but bloody scuffle. Two days later, his body was hastily buried without any ceremony.
he defeated General Custer on the Little Bighorn River in 1876. (note from Beijing: in the battle of Little Bighorn River, the Indian Army led by chiefs such as sitting cow, crazy horse and gall wiped out more than 250 American troops led by Custer. Custer was actually a lieutenant colonel and was also killed on the spot.) but in the American offensive to drive the Sioux Indians to the reserve, it was just a small episode. In fact, he was just a witch doctor and never really became a chief. After the battle of Little Bighorn River, he led a group of decreasing Sioux people to deal with the federal forces for five years, and finally led less than 200 followers to surrender in 1881. They were detained for nearly two years and then placed on the Liyan Indian reservation in South Dakota, just near where sitting cattle were born.
sitting cow is a tall, strong Indian man with black hair and long braids. People took him to several cities to participate in various celebrations and parades there. He also participated in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show (which specializes in gun battles in the West. It is said that there was Buffalo Bill before and Elvis Presley after, which shows the popularity of Buffalo Bill at that time) and toured around the east coast of the United States. However, as soon as he returned to his residence, he always stubbornly continued to incite riots. Sitting cattle encouraged Indians to hold new soul dance ceremonies, despite the fact that soul dance has been banned by the federal government. The Indians came to believe that this ritual would lead to an uprising and recruit a savior who could defeat the white people.
at dawn on December 15, 1890, about 40 Indian policemen recruited by the federal government suddenly came to the log cabin with cattle and tried to arrest him. They dragged the 59 year old man naked from his bed to the ground and ordered him to put on his clothes and follow them. Sitting on the cow, he slowly packed his things and dragged on for a long time until a group of noisy Indians gathered outside the door. As soon as people saw the sitting cow being rudely pushed out of the door and standing in the ice and snow, they couldn’t restrain their anger at last.
the police asked sitting cow to stand at the door, waiting to bring his horse, but sitting cow suddenly shouted in the Sioux language. Some Indian policemen also understood what he was shouting: “I’m not going. Do whatever you want. I’m not going. Come on! Come on! Do it! Fight with them!” Another unrest leader in the reservation, named catch the bear, took out his gun and shot the leading Indian police. Vice captain Tauren was shot in the leg, but fell to the ground and fired at the sitting cow and hit him on the left body. Another policeman also shot the sitting cow and killed him on the spot. At this time, the police found that they were surrounded by a large group of angry people. Then there was a wave