Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota chief and holy man, born in 1831 in present-day South Dakota. Son of honored Sioux warrior Returns-Again, Sitting Bull idolized his father and wanted to be exactly like him, but he struggled initially in skill; he lacked natural talent for violence, and thus was deemed “Slow” in his early years. A few years later at fourteen, he would assist in war against a rival tribe. He would be given the new name of “Tatanka-Iyotanka”; a Lakota phrase meaning “a buffalo sitting”. Growing up, Sitting Bull’s destiny was seemingly shaped by the conflicts the Native peoples were fronting in the face of white settlers moving in on their land and ways of life.
He was the first American to travel overland to California. Jedediah wanted to explore Oregon but couldn’t because the Mexican governor wouldn’t let him. Jedediah was once attacked by a grizzly bear. One of his ears was almost ripped off, so after that he wore long hair. He led a group of trappers around the Great Salt Lake.
As Reis explains in 1882 after 10 years in the theater Cody was challenged to put on a fourth of July celebration at his home town. Cody promised to make it the likes of which no one had seen before including killing a buffalo, riding horses, shooting, and bronco busting. Ten times more people showed up for the event than expected (60-62). Annie Oakley was born in Darke County Ohio. As Bill O’ Neal explains Annie Oakley shot her first squirrel at 8.
Louis he joined he military and fought using his knowledge of the land. Unfortunately he was killed in battle and his remains were sent to his wife back in Missouri. He not only served his country, he was able to explore and tell about his journeys to help construct this country to be what it is today. John Colter, being the first white man to set foot in Yellowstone and Jackson Hole and contributed to the building of America by his ingenuity and ability to track and trap animals, follow the same routs when exploring and escaping the Blackfeet Indians. Colter used his knowledge of the land to maneuver his way across the continent and through Northwest Wyoming to discover the beauty and culture of the
He retired on the eve of U.S. entry into World War veteran to actively serve in the U.S. Army. Clem died in 1937 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. After all the Civil War was mostly made of children some would called “The Boy’s War” because in the time they were more children than in the 21st century, some children would lie about their age just to help their families. The drummer boy’s were basically children becoming soldiers, John Clem joined in the 1861, and becoming successful
Thesis Statement and Main Ideas: Wyatt Earp I was the only man to walk away from that gunfight not injured or dead. Some call that gun fight the most famous gunfight in American history. I was born March 19th, 1848 in Monmouth, Illinois. I was a middle child, being the third of Nicholas and Virginia Ann Earp’s five sons.
It started with Thomas Edison creating a documentary about Indian life. Nine years following, a ten minute movie was release called The Great Train Robbery, and despite being a Western with Indian characters, it didn’t have a single Indian actor. In 1910, a group of Sioux was brought to L.A. to be standby for Thomas Ince’s productions. Buffalo Bill Cody had his own movie making business where he had filmed a movie that contained some older Indians who were in the war they were re-enacting. Whenever an Indian was in the movie, they never really got named in the credits as their acting part, but as
Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States from 1828 to 1836. He also a war hero that defeated the Creek warriors (allies of the British) in the War of 1812, he also led 5000 soldiers to defeat 7500 British in New Orleans, over 2,000 British soldiers, perished in the battle, while only 13 Americans were killed. He had been a national hero. He received the thanks of Congress and a gold medal. In 1824, he was nominated for the U.S. presidency, he was the most popular candidate but he lost the election.
He was elected on his next two elections in 1853 and in 1855. In 1854, he sent some rangers to deal with some problematic attacks on the Mexican Freight Carriers in South Texas, also known as the Cart War. A border war with Mexico in 1855 was narrowly averted across the Rio Grande after mounted participants chased a group of raiding Lipan Apaches. Also, he funded for establishing a hospital for the mentally disabled and proper schools for the blind and deaf. He paid off state debt that would later on be used to finance schools and colleges, and also encouraged railroad construction through state loans devoted to every mile of new track laid.
There were more than 500 treaties that was made and broken by the U.S. government. The well-known treaty was the treaty of Fort Laramie which was to bring peace with the europeans and the sioux to settle by the black hills, but a miner found gold traces in the black hills and the U.S. broke the treaty. Then the government decided to put the Lakotas, Dakotas, and Nakotas into reservations so they can stop raiding settlements and U.S. Forts. Before there were more 1 million native americans, but by the 19th century, there were estimated 237,000 left in the country. Should cultural treasures be returned to their country of origin?
Only a few people knew who William F. Cody was before becoming known as Buffalo Bill Cody. At a young age he tried his luck as a prospector in the Pikes Peak gold rush, and also later served in the American Civil War in 1867. Soon after, the transcontinental railroad was being built and at first the buffalo were killed only for food to feed the workers that help build the railroad. Later on, killing buffalo became a sport for many vacationers, who killed buffalo from the train windows. Cody became a professional buffalo hunter and earned his nickname “Buffalo Bill Cody” by killing 4,280 buffalo in just 18 months.
A year later her daughter Lizette was born to her soon after Sacagawea became ill and suffered a putrid fever. Fifteen men were killed in an Indian attack near the Bighorn River. Sacagawea’s daughter Lizette, was among the few. Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau famous son who travelled with the explorers to the Pacific Ocean and back. The nephew of King Freidrich
A hero by definition means someone who is admired, idealized for courage, or outstanding achievements. Sitting Bull who was a man that fits in all those categories was born in 1831 at Grand River. There are many heroes in this world, but Sitting Bull was viewed as a hero to many people. His inspiration against racism, helping his people in anyway he can, and the saving of many indian lives. Some people might see Sitting Bull as villain, but that depends on which point of view you take.