Sitting Bull, Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake, was a Lakota holy man who led his people during years of resistance to United States governmental policies. In 1875 he had a vision in which he saw a great victory for his people. Weeks later, Lakota tribes, along with the Northern Cheyenne defeated the 7th Cavalry at Little Big Horn. In 1890, while living on the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota, Sitting Bull was shot and killed by Indian agency police.
This Sitting Bull mug is part of our Native American biographical series. Indigenous Americans in the United States are descendants of Pre-Columbian Era people who populated these lands. Prior to 1492, there were many different nations, bands, and tribes. After contact with the Europeans who began to explore and colonize the Americas, the populations of these groups dramatically declined. During the 19th century as explorers, settlers and the military moved into the West conflicts became frequent. We would like to honor the notable men and women, from the past and the present, who deserve acknowledgment and recognition for their roles in Native American history.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.