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20 Sitting Bull Quotes from the Famous Native American Chief

Sitting Bull Quotes from the man that will be forever famous for defeating General Custer.

He is famously known as the Native American chief who rallied the Sioux tribes to defeat General Custer at what has since become known as Custer’s Last Stand.

Sitting Bull distrusted white men and did not want to agree to the treaties the United States government tried to make with the Native American tribes.

So, as the government continued to go back against their word, Sitting Bull united the tribes and led them to victory in the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn.

Afterward, he continued to lead his people to Canada, where they could be safe and out of reach, before turning himself in.

To learn more about this famous leader check out the collection of Sitting Bull quotes below.

Sitting Bull Quotes On The Difficulty Of Losing Native American Land

Not only did the Native Americans lose their land, they also lost many of their ways of life. Check out the quotes from Sitting Bull about these difficulties.

1. “I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were.” – Sitting Bull

2. “What treaty that the whites have kept has the red man broken? Not one.” – Sitting Bull

3. “Only seven years ago, we made a treaty by which we were assured that the buffalo country should be left to us forever. Now they threaten to take that from us also.” – Sitting Bull

4. “Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps.” – Sitting Bull

5. “What white man can say I never stole his land or a penny of his money? Yet they say that I am a thief.” – Sitting Bull

6. “If a man loses anything and goes back and looks carefully for it, he will find it.” – Sitting Bull

7. “The white men, who belong

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