Sitting Bull was a famous medicine man and a leader of the Hunkpapa band of the Teton Sioux Indians. Many people think that he was the leader of the Indians at the battle of the Little Bighorn, on June 25, 1876, in which Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer died. Actually, Sitting Bull acted only as the leading medicine man in the preparation for the battle. The year before, he had received a vision that all his enemies would be delivered into his hands. In the Spring of 1876, Sitting Bull led a sun dance at which he told the Indians their way of fighting. Instead of showing off to prove their bravery, they should fight to kill, or they would lose all of their lands to the white people.
Crazy Horse was an Oglala Sioux Indian chief. In 1875, the United States government ordered Crazy Horse and other Sioux to enter a reservation. They refused. In 1876, Crazy Horse led the Sioux and Cheyenne, who defeated of the Rosebud in Montana. Eight days later, he led the Indians in the battle of Little Bighorn, where Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer. Custer and his command were wiped out.
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