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Since about May 2011, as far as I can tell, the second paragraph of the lead section of this article has made no sense because it refers to a battle that has not actually yet been mentioned. At one time the lead section read like this, but then subsequent edits destroyed the sense of the flow. It's not great that a supposedly "good" article should have such a glaring problem in the first couple of paragraphs. Is anyone in a position to fix it? I have no knowledge of this subject and I do not want to be restoring bad information... 22.214.171.124 (talk) 23:16, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
I restored some text from that previous version to clarify. Seems like that Little Bighorn should be mentioned there. The text may need more adjusting though. -Fnlayson (talk) 23:41, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
No, there were more than one chief at a time, leading a different camp. It's not like Sitting Bull was the only one at a single time. Many times, chiefdom was hereditary anyway and the current Lakota and Dakota no longer have chiefs but elected officials to manage tribal affairs. oncamera(t) 01:04, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
I see, but if each chief had a particular subgroup of the Lakota ("different camp"), we could in that case do a Succession Box based on whichever subgroup he led. The Mysterious El Willstro (talk) 23:15, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
I understand that Sitting Bull was at one point later in life transferred to a reservation in Minnesota. Is this so? There is no mention of Minnesota in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 04:25, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
"Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing is so gentle as real strength". Some links on Google connect this quote to Sitting Bull. Likewise, it was written on an image of him I have been having for years now. Wikipedia however connects this quote to St. Francis de Sales. Anyone here who can clarify this for me. Does any one know if Sitting Bull said these words ? Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 10:39, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
regarding the "conversion" section of the article
Sitting Bull, in the image at the top of the article, is clearly wearing a big, giant crucifix and a rosary around his neck. It seems wise to attempt to explain this if he really wasn't Catholic. (though I've seen a lot of sources say he was in the past.)Farsight001 (talk) 22:55, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
Not to offend, but may I suggest irony? Wouldn't be unlike him. --SergeWoodzing (talk) 12:41, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
It appears he was given the cruficix by a Catholic priest, according to Stanley Vestal, and thus probably wore it as a courtesy or a badge of honor of some sort. --SergeWoodzing (talk) 01:53, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
The part about the Wild West Show and Annie Oakley doesn’t make sense chronologically. It indicates that Sitting Bull joined the show in 1885, stayed for four months, met Annie Oakley during this time, and symbolically adopted her in 1884. I would love to have been able to edit with a correction, but I can’t since I don’t know what the truth is, only that it can’t be exactly as described here. Could someone who knows this material better please fix it? Tupelo the typo fixer (talk) 21:19, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for catching that Tupelo. I rearranged some text and added a reference to clarify the chronology. Evenrød (talk) 23:26, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
You have his birthdate as 2007 don't think so — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 11:11, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
You misread the text. Two footnotes follow a period after the sentence "Sitting Bull was born in Dakota Territory." The next sentence begins, "In 2007, Sitting Bull's great-grandson asserted from family oral tradition..." Sensei48 (talk) 12:49, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps a point of interest regarding the current location of Sitting Bull's tobacco pipe would be welcome in the article. The pipe shown in the "card" image is currently in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Forrest Fenn's walk-in vault. --Desertphile (talk) 01:20, 9 July 2015 (UTC)