Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill

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Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill during Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, August 1885 Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull performed together in Wild West shows that toured the U.S. and Europe, and forged what would become a very strange friendship.

After working as a performer with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, Sitting Bull returned to the Standing Rock Agency in South Dakota.

Because of fears that he would use his influence to support the Ghost Dance movement, Indian Service agent James McLaughlin at Fort Yates ordered his arrest.

 

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Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill

Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill 1885 taken by David Francis Barry photographer (1854-1934) Photograph originally taken by William Notman studios, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, during Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, August 1885.

Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull performed together in Wild West shows that toured the U.S. and Europe, and forged what would become a very strange friendship.

After working as a performer with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, Sitting Bull returned to the Standing Rock Agency in South Dakota.

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show

Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. The Hunkpapa medicine man, Sitting Bull, had been a leader of his people and involved in most of the major events of the Northern Plains from the 1850’s onward.

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