Post by Californian on Jan 30, 2019 11:10:55 GMT -5
I have contributed a dozen or so articles for Wikipedia and true, there are people out there putting bogus information in there just to suit their own vanities. However Wikipedia because it is a living, call it "fluid" source, eventually, like the law of gravity, the correct information will trickle through. Considering how much incorrect information ended up in the printed media such as books, magazines and essays that can no longer be corrected I still think that Wikipedia ultimately is a good source. I personally have corrected incorrect facts on Wikipedia, particularly falsely attributed images such as was the case in Dull Knife (Morning Star) and Luther Standing Bear. By the way, that article on Spotted Elk also claims that Crazy Horse was his nephew ... so Sitting Bull a half brother and Crazy Horse a nephew ? Anything to substantiate that second statement, Crazy Horse being a nephew of Spotted Elk?
According to Robert Utley's "The Lance and the Shield" Sitting Bull had an half brother Fool Dog, who lived with his mother's people, the Arikara. I think his source for this are the Stanley Vestal's papers/archive for "Champion of the Sioux" (see chapter "Single Combat"). And then there was an adopted half brother: Ho'he or Little Assiniboine, who later took the name of SBs father Jumping Bull.