Amos Bad Heart Bull Jul 22, 2008 17:30:37 GMT -5
Post by liverpoolannie on Jul 22, 2008 17:30:37 GMT -5
Bad Heart Bull, Amos c1868-1913 Noted Oglala Lakota artist and historian.
Born about 1868 or 1869, Amos was the son of Bad Heart Bull (Tatanka Cante Sica) and his wife Red Blanket (Tasina Luta win). Amos' father was a brother of the headman He Dog and a nephew of the famous Oglala chief Red Cloud. Known as Eagle Bonnet (Wanbli Wapaha) as a young man, Amos grew up living the traditional life of the Oglala. His family belonged to an Oglala camp known as the Soreback Band. He was eight years old when Custer's column attacked the large Indian village in the famous Battle of the Little Bighorn.
At the end of the Great Sioux War of 1876-77, the Bad Heart Bull family surrendered at the Red Cloud Agency on April 18, 1877, several weeks before Crazy Horse. Following the killing of Crazy Horse in September 1877, the family stampeded with other northern Oglala to the nearby Spotted Tail Agency. The family then fled north with other Oglala, eventually joining Sitting Bull in Canada. The Bad Heart Bull family probably returned to the U.S. with other Oglala who surrendered at Fort Keogh in 1880. They were transferred to the Standing Rock Reservation in 1881 and the following spring, sent home to join the rest of the Oglala at the Pine Ridge Reservation.