Kangi Iyotanke, Blackfeet Chief Sitting Crow in the 1885 Standing Rock Ration List has 15 lodges and 63 people under his care. Wanapeya (Scared Away); Wanbli Watakpe (Charging Eagle); Mato Kokipapi (Bears Afraid of Him); Zintkala Zi (Yellow Bird); Yawapi (Numbering); Ptegopeca Mato (Bear Hawk); Wanbli Wakan Un (Eagle Up in the air); Winorca Ska (Old White Woman); Wasu Maza win (Iron Hail Woman); Tasunke Maza (His Iron Horse); Kangi Sapa (Black Crow); Mato Yatapi (Bear King); Roka Wopsica (Jumping Badger); Zintkala Ska (White Bird); Tatanka Pa (Bull Head);
Post by Diane Merkel on Aug 17, 2008 11:23:17 GMT -5
A website visitor, who is the 3xgreat granddaughter of Sitting Crow would like more information about him. I have to admit that the bio page (http://www.american-tribes.com/Lakota/BIO/SittingCrow.htm) is a bit ambiguous about Sitting Crow versus Scarlet Eagle. Am I correct that "Chief" Sitting Crow's son, also named Sitting Crow and known as Scarlet Eagle, was the one at Little Bighorn? She would also like to know where he died.
Sitting Crow (Kangi Iyotake) settled at the Standing Rock Agency by the spring of 1870 and apparently resided there the remainder of his life. In 1881, his tiyospaye numbered 16 families or about 62 people. He last appears in the Standing Rock Agency records in 1885; his band appears under the leadership of Iron Horse in 1886.
So it appears based on this that Sitting Crow died in late 1885 or early 1886.
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Post by sittingcrow on Aug 31, 2011 10:31:55 GMT -5
i would like to know chief sitting crow's children names, where his camp was located on the standing rock reservation and if it is known where his grave site is....i live on cheyenne river reservation....my dad's dad is adam sitting crow enrolled on yankton reservation...and his dad is louis sitting crow and i do believe his dad is chief sitting crow.
Sitting Crow was born about 1822. He was a member of the Strong Hearts (Chante Tinza) warrior society of the Sihasapa (Chante Tinza). The earliest mention of Sitting Crow is related to the DeSmet peace mission to the non-treaty Hunkpapas in spring 1868. Sitting Crow was a member of Father DeSmet's escort, indicating that he was a member of the pro-treaty element of the Sihasapa (Blackfoot Sioux). Before 1868 the Strong Hearts of the Saone bands had been the main exponents of an anti-Whites movement, who avoided official contacts with the U.S. goverment. Sitting Crow's adoption of a pro-treaty stance indicates a shift in the Sihasapa toward this attitude. Now the majority of this Lakota tribal division moved away from these isolationism politics.
Sitting Crow signed the treaty of 1868 at Ft Rice in July. Agencies were established within the borders of the new Great Sioux Reservation. The Grand River Agency (later relocated and renamed to Standing Rock) was established in fall 1868. Sitting Crow is noted as one of the resident headmen there in spring 1870. In 1872 he was one of the three Sihasapa leaders - along with Used As Their Shield or Grass, father of John Grass - in the Grand River delegation to Washington, which is documented by a photograph of Alexander Gardner. Accompanied by Grand River Agent J.C. O’Connor Bear’s Rib, Running Antelope and Thunderhawk (all Hunkpapas) and Grass, Iron Scare and Sitting Crow (all Blackfeet Lakota) left in August the Agency. They arrived in Washington on August 30 and returned to their homelands in November 1872. He remained a Sihasapa headman at Standing Rock through the 1880s, but then his sight is lost. At Standing Rock he was listed with his following in the 1885 census as Kangi Iyotake’s camp. In the following year this camp was led by Iron Horse and in 1887 the leadership once again changed to Bull Head (see: the Standing Rock Agency census records fort he mentioned years).
It is said that Scarlet Eagle also known as Sitting Crow (?) fought alongside Kill Eagle (also Blackfoot Sioux) during the LBH battle. But it is unlikely that this is the chief Sitting Crow. It is more likely that younger band members including relatives (and namesakes?) joined the non-treaty bands during the spring-summer of 1876 and were present at the Litttle Bighorn.
(for the sources of this information I have to look up my archive, but this will take some time)
Charging Eagle Hunkpatina Wanbdi Watakpe- b. 1846 d. 3-21-1915 2nd Spouse: Mato unicage-Bear –b. 1859d. 9-16-1927 Children Daughter: Emma Charging Eagle b. 1879 d. 6-10-1954 Daughter: Mamie Charging Eagle b. 1885 Daughter: Jennie Charging Eagle b. 1888 d. 7-3-1914 Son: Wakan Kiyapi-John Charging Eagle b. 1894 Daughter: Alma Charging Eagle b. 1900 d. 6-14-1914
Fasustinus Charging Eagle b. 1849 d. 5-3-1914 1st Spouse: Ohanziwin-Austina b. 1837 d. 10-12-1926
Reuben Eagle Bear b. 1883 d. 9-1-1910 Spouse: Jennie Charging Eagle b. 1887 d. 7-3-1914 Children Daughter: Martina Eagle Bear b. 2-22-1908 d. 5-28-1910
Wakan Kiyapi-John Charging Eagle b. 1894 d. 5-4-1955 Spouse: Ida Red Hawk b. 5-14-1901 Children Daughter: Josephine Charging Eagle b.4-25-1923 d. 6-3-1976 Daughter: Jennie Charging Eagle b. 6-5-1929 d. 10-25-1984
Mamie Charging Eagle b. 1885 Spouse: Francis Crow Feather b. 1881 d. 8-14-1956 Children Daughter: Julia Crow Feather b. 1906 Son: John Crow Feather b. 1908 Son: William Frowin Crow feather b. 3-10-1910 d. 12-20-1970 Daughter: Marcella Crow Feather b. 1914 d. 4-18-1948 Daughter: Clara Crow Feather b. 9-15-1916 d. 7-24-1924 Daughter: Louisa Crow Feather b. 1918