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Sitting Bear
Birth: 1810
Death: Jun. 8, 1871

Native American Leader. He was one the leading Chiefs of the Kiowas and head of the Kiowa honor society called "Koitsenk", or the "Ten Bravest Warriors". He was also known as Satank and Set-Angya. Sitting Bear led numerous raids against the Northern Tribes, settlers, wagon trains and army posts. An able and couragous warrior, he was well respected by the Kiowa and Comanche. In 1867 he reluctantly signed the Medicine Lodge Treaty, but when placed on the Fort Sill Reservation in Oklahoma he soon began resisting regulations. In 1870, after his son was killed during a revenge raid in Texas, the old chief resumed his attacks on settlers and the army. In May of 1871, he and his war party watched a small army patrol with a single wagon pass by on the old stage road between Fort Richardson and Fort Belknap in Texas. They permitted the small detail of soldiers to pass unmolested in hopes that their medicine man's vision of a larger party with richer spoils would come along. Unknown to Sitting Bear, among the soldiers was the famous Civil War General, William Tecumseh Sherman. Sherman was on an inspection tour of military posts in the area. The following day, their medicine man's vision appeared to come true when a large wagon train approached them. Sitting Bear and Chief White Bear led their warriors in a successful attack, killing seven settlers and capturing many mules and horses. The warriors then returned to the reservation and boasted of the deed. Soon afterwards, Sitting Bear was arrested for the wagon train incident. He was being transported to Texas to stand trial when he was shot to death while trying to escape. (bio by: Randy) 
 
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Fort Sill Post Cemetery
Fort Sill
Comanche County
Oklahoma, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Randy
Record added: Jun 27, 2006
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