Looking for any information on the Bull Head family who lived on the Standing Rock Reservation in the early 1900's. I am working on the biography of a friend of mine, and her father was made a blood brother to this family sometime between 1900 and 1905 when he was working on a survey crew for the railroad. He was given a gun case that had belonged to Sitting Bull.
Also, if anyone has any information on the blood brother ceremony I would appreciate it.
Tatankapa-Bullhead born 1812 d. 1884 Hunkpatina Band of Yanktonais Martin Bullhead b. 1812 d.1884 Spouse: Mary b. 1823 Children Son: Henry Bull Head b. 1846 Daughter: Susan Bullhead b. 1857 Son: Philip Bullhead b. 1858 Son: Frank Bullhead b. 1862
Pehintanka Peter Bullhead b. 1823 Spouse: Mary Bullhead b.
Henry Bullhead b. 1846 Spouse: Wakanglimaza- Mary Iron Lightening b. 1850 Mother of Iron Lightening: Wasucantewin-Hail Heart b. 1817 Children Daughter: Spotted Horse-Ada Bullhead b. 1883 Son: John Bullhead b. 1888 Daughter: Inez bullhead b. 1889
Philip Bull Head b. 1858 Spouse: Hunkatiwin-Henrietta b. 1860 Children Daughter: Esther Bullhead b. 1878 Son: Alfred Bullhead b. 1883 Son: Leo Bullhead b. 1893 Son: Philip Bullhead b. 1895 Son: Henry Bullhead b. 1897 Daughter: Kate Bullhead b. 1901 Adopted son: Wacehingila- Brown Plume b. 1890
Frank Bullhead b. 1862 d. 1-1-1927 single
Unpansapa-Susan Bullhead b. 1857 Spouse: H.A. Archambault b. 1842 Children Daughter; Mary Smith b. 1877 Son: Louie Archambault b.1880 Son: Claude Archambault b.1881 Daughter: Susan Archambault b. 1882 Son: Charles Archambault b. 1884 Son: Joseph Archambault b. 1886 Daughter: Mary Rose Archambault b. 1890 Daughter: Sophia Archambault b. 1891 Son: John Archambault b 1893 Son: George Archambault b. 1897 Daughter: Blanche Archambault b. 1898
Francis Bullhead b. 1887 Spouse: Julia Fine Weather b. 1862-Cheyenne River Children Son: Elmer Bullhead b. 1909 Daughter: Evelyn B. Bullhead b. 1913 Son: Xavier Bullhead b. 1914 Daughter: Christina Bullhead b. 1919
“Bull Head” (Died as he shot Sitting Bull, Dec. 1890)
Bull Head (Tatonka Pah), Sometimes called Afraid of the Bear (Mato Kokipopi)
Notes on back of Photograph:
Photograph of Bull Head, sometimes called Afraid of the Bear. 1st Lieut. Of Indian Police at the Battle of the Grand River, Dec. 15th, 1890. In this battle this man was mortally wounded by Catch the Bear, a Ghost-dancing hostile. As Bull Head fell, he shot Sitting Bull and Red Tomahawk also shot Sitting Bull at the same time.
Bull Head was taken to Fort Yates and died there on Dec. 18th in the evening. Shave Head, the 1st Sgt., also died after being wounded and taken to Fort Yates on Dec. 16th. Bull Head was shot four times.
Mandan, N.D., Jan. 29th, 1927:
Today I received a photo of this man, who lost his life at the arrest of Sitting Bull. Also several Warrants issued by the Indian Department, appointing him to be an office in the U.S.Indian Police Force at Standing Rock Agency, Dakota Territory.
Rank Date Commissioner Name used
Captain, Dec 16-1878, E.A.Hoyt, Afraid of Bear
Captain, Sept 5-1879, E.A.Hoyt, Afraid of Bear
Captain, Aug 31-1880, E.M.Marble (acting), Afraid of Bear
Captain, Sept 6-1881, S.A.Price, Afraid of Bear
1st Lieut, Aug 7-1889, T.J.Morgan, Bull Head
Lieut, Jan 8-1886 I.D.C.Atkins, Bull Head
Also two appointments as Judge of the Court of Indian Offences signed by A.B.Cipshaw, Acting Commissioner:
Judge, Oct 20, 1885, Expiration Jane 30, 1886, Effective July 1-1885
Judge, Sept 20, 1886, Expiration June 30, 1887, Effective July 1-1886
Sam Halsey talks to Welch, May 1915:
He was Captain of Indian Police on Standing Rock Reservation at time Sitting Bull was killed in 1890, and in charge of the force which captured and killed him.
He was a little fellow. Mato Watakpe (Chief John Grass) says he is good man. He is my uncle in the white way. He was brave man. When he was fifteen years old he kill an enemy once. I think it some Crow man maybe. He awful good fightin’ fellow man. He kill two, three more mans maybe. I don’t know. I think so. He awful smart man too. They say so. He wear long eagle’s feathers. He kill’em, enemy mans. He stay round here (note: during Little Big Horn Fight). He not fight Custer. They make him Captain police for that. Long time Captain.”
Note: This man had hold of Sitting Bull by the right arm, when Crow Foot, Sitting Bull’s son, came around the corner of the log house and, seeing his father prisoner, started shooting. Bull Head was killed instantly at his first shot. He is buried at Fort Yates Catholic yard.
Our family has seen a few of these pictures, but not all! They are amazing to look at! If anyone is in need to contact the Bull Head Family, well, you have our attention! But i would also like to add that there is no one left in out family that I can think of that was around in 1905. I'm pretty sure they have all passed on so I don't think that there would be anyone who could verify the story of the rifle case having belonged to Sitting Bull. Only though expensive DNA processes could there possible any evidence of this and there would have to be high hopes that something from Sitting Bull, like hair hiding in case, would have survived over time.
Post by jomarie1978 on May 15, 2014 18:53:25 GMT -5
Hey Guys I Have a good one for ya ...been trying to trace my own ancestry ....my granddad always said he was a descendant of Chief white cloud of the Blackfoot tribe, ancestry lead me to Canada ...French Canadian, long story short his dad was leo bullard and I saw in whiteclouds ancestry one of his kids daughters husband or something like that was leo bullhead Could this be him???
Does anyone know how I can learn more?? Thanks all!!!! Jodi email@example.com