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Finding Aid to the Sitting Bull and Oglala Sioux Collection MS.752
MS.752  
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Description
This collection contains an autograph and drawing of a bull made by Sitting Bull on June 16, 1881, and a collection of seven typed manuscripts of articles about Sitting Bull and the Oglala Sioux, as well as a hand-written copy of correspondence between the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and the United States Indian Agent at Standing Rock Agency between June 3, 1891 and June 14, 1894.The typed manuscripts appear to be newspaper articles, and all are undated.
Background
Sitting Bull (Lakota; c. 1831 – December 15, 1890) 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.
Extent
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.