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Famous Gravesites and Epitaphs Sioux Chief Sitting Bull

About the final resting place of Sioux Chief Sitting Bull including location, gravestone description and epitaph.

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SITTING BULL (TATANKA IYOTAKE), American Dakota Sioux chief, 1834?-1890

Where Buried: Post Cemetery, Fort Yates, N.D. (1890-1954).

Gravestone: Tall marble pedestal supporting three-ton granite bust of chief, on elevated shrine with flagpole and American flag.

Epitaph: "Chief of the Hunkpapa Sioux."

Amen: Bones kidnapped and reburied in 1954 by tourist-minded residents of Mobridge area on site of former Indian villages, Sitting Bull Park, Little Eagle, S.D. Concrete poured over new coffin to prevent further resurrection.

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