Grass, Chief. John Matowatakpe 'Charging Bear' b. 1837 d. May 10, 1918 Lakota Chief. Born to the Blackfeet Teton band of the Lakota Sioux, son of Pezi, a hereditary Lokota chief. Grass would inherit his position from his father. His warrior name was Ma-tow-a-tak-pe or Charging Bear and he fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Grass and Gall served as rivals to Sitting Bull after the latter surrendered in 1881. In 1888 President Grover Cleveland met with Sitting Bull, Gall, and Grass to establish the Standing Rock Agency which was confirmed in 1889 despite...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Saint Peters Catholic Church Cemetery, Fort Yates, Sioux County, North Dakota, USA
Sitting Bull (Iyotake) (Tatanka) [original burial site] b. 1831 d. December 15, 1890 Sioux Indian Leader. His parents named him "Slow" because they did not see anything remarkable about him. When he was 14, he was considered very young to join a war party (1845). However, he was very anxious for a chance to prove himself. As they rest of his party waited for the enemy to approach nearer, he quickly charged towards an enemy on his pony, with the others changing strategy and following his lead. The enemy warriors were so shocked at the boldness of the attack that they retreated...[Read More] (Bio by: K M) Sitting Bull Burial Site*, Fort Yates, Sioux County, North Dakota, USA *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.