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Sitting Bull and Oglala Sioux Collection
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This collection contains two discrete donations of archival materials. The first is an autograph and drawing of a bull made by Sitting Bull on 1881 June 16, which is signed by three witnesses: Edgar Bray, Thomas Drummond, and W. F. Freeman. The card contains a note that it was signed at Su'appelle, Northwest Territory. One of the witnesses, W. F. Freeman, is the father of the donor, C. Marjorie Freeman. The autograph is accompanied by an explanatory letter to Museum Director, Frederick Webb Hodge from C. Marjorie Freeman, dated 1950 September 19.
Sitting Bull (Lakota; circa 1831 – 1890 December 15) was a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man who led his people as a tribal chief during years of resistance to United States government policies. He was killed by Indian agency police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation during an attempt to arrest him at a time when authorities feared that he would join the Ghost Dance movement.
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