In this video adapted from American Experience, learn about Sitting Bull, the charismatic leader of the Lakota Sioux Nation. Sitting Bull had already been acknowledged for his bravery and spirituality for over a decade when he led his forces to victory in the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn, also known as Custer's Last Stand. The victory was short-lived, however, as U.S. forces quickly decimated the Indians and Sitting Bull was forced to retreat to Canada.
Find out more here.
© 2015 PBS & WGBH Educational Foundation. All rights reserved.