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Grandson of Sitting Bull


Sitting Bull and his band left the reservation in the 1870s. As Medicine Man, he was the spiritual leader who wished for a better life for his tribe. After the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Sitting Bull was hounded by the federal government and returned to the reservation.

Almost one hundred years later, Frank White Buffalo Man, Sitting Bull’s grandson, left the reservation as an educator to better life of for his tribe. Like his grandfather, he too was being pursued by the federal government. On this date in 1972, he was located in Oregon, but instead of being returned to the reservation, at age seventy-two he was presented his first Social Security check.

Dakota Datebook written by Jim Davis

Benson County Farmers Press August 24, 1972