Tatanka Yotanka

 - A Sioux Indian better know as Sitting Bull -

( 1831-1890 )

* List of the stories he appears in :
- F PM 01201 C : "The Sharpie of the Culebra Cut" (Lo$#10b), from 2001, by Don Rosa (by name only).

* His biography :
     Sitting Bull, whose Indian name was Tatanka Iyotake, was born in the Grand River region of present-day South Dakota in 1831. His nickname was "Hunkesi" ("Hunkesh-nee"), meaning "Slow" because he never hurried and did everything with care. He was a member of the Sioux tribe, and he joined his first war party against the Crow at age 14. The Sioux fought against hostile tribes and white intruders. Soon, Sitting Bull became known for his fearlessness in battle. He was also generous and wise, virtues admired by his tribe.
   He was a chief under whom the Sioux peoples united in their struggle for survival. Frequent skirmishes between the U.S. Army and Sitting Bull's warriors occurred in 1863-68, at the end of which the Sioux agreed to accept a reservation in SW S. Dakota. When gold was discovered in the Black Hills in the mid-1870s, further outbreaks occurred. At the Battle of the Rosebud, troops under General George Crook were forced to retreat; and at the Battle of Little Bighorn, Colonel G. A. Custer and his men were killed. In 1877 Sitting Bull led his followers into Canada, but, with the buffalo reduced to near-extinction, starvation eventually drove the Sioux to surrender. Sitting Bull was held as a prisoner of war for two years, before he was sent to join other Sioux at Standing Rock Agency in North Dakota. In 1885, Sitting Bull joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and traveled throughout the United States and Canada.
   During the Ghost Dance movement, a new religion joined by many natives (they believed an Indian messiah would return their lands and remove the whites), on December 15, 1890, he was arrested; he was killed when his warriors tried to rescue him. He was buried at Fort Yates. In 1953, his remains were moved to Mobridge, South Dakota.

* His place in the Barks/Rosa stories universe :
    His name is just evocated in "The Sharpie of the Culebra Cut", during a fight between Roosevelt and Scrooge : when Teddy Roosevelt tells Scrooge that he learnt the Indian struggle with "Standing Bull" himself, Scrooge answers that his actual name was "Sitting Bull", since he has been beaten by Scrooge in their last match...

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