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Chief Sitting Bull
Solid marble portrait bust Approximately 30" wide X 45" tall X 18" deep
Chief Sitting Buffalo Bull 1831-1890 Sioux Chief Sitting Bull was the principal chief of the Dakota Sioux, who were driven from their reservation in the Black Hills by miners in 1876, and took up arms against the whites and friendly Indians, refusing to be transported to the Indian territory. In June, 1876, they defeated Gen. George A. Custer's advance party of Gen. Alfred H. Terry's column, which was sent against them, on Little Big Horn River.
Larger than life-size, hand carved in smoke white imported natural marble. Signed by the artist.
This is the actual site where Custers' men attacked the encampment of around 12000 Indians. Approximately 2400 warriors poured out of the encampment and crossed the Little Big Horn river here to return Custer's fire.