Monday, September 7, 2015

Sitting Bull

On This Day: In 1883 Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man Sitting Bull gave a speech in Bismarck, North Dakota on the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Sitting Bull told the non-Natives and dignitaries (government officials, railroad barons, and military personnel) that they were liars and thieves for stealing the land and not abiding by the treaties. The interpreter, instead of relaying Sitting Bull's words, changed the speech. As a result, Sitting Bull received a standing ovation and was encouraged to give more speeches. — with Katona Eagle.

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