David Lemon, Sculptor - Master of Bronze


Tatanka Yotanka (Sitting Bull)

     
Tatanka Yotanka (Sitting Bull)
Sitting Bull's name in the Sioux language was pronounced Ta-Tanka I-Yotank. Born in 1831, was a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man, born near the Grand River in South Dakota. He was killed by Indian police on the Standing Rock Reservation during an attempt to arrest him and prevent him from supporting the Ghost Dance movement. The crucifix he wears was a gift from a Catholic Priest. He wore as a decoration, or medicine not because he was Christian.

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