United State Postage Stamp Honoring Native American Sitting Bull, Tatanka-Iyotanka,
Defeated George Armstrong Custer, Battle of Little Bighorn,
Traveled with his Friend Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West Show for a Year,
A Hunkpapa Lakota chief and holy man under whom the Lakota tribes united in their struggle for survival on the northern plains, Sitting Bull remained defiant toward American military power and contemptuous of American promises to the end.
"Because of your bravery on the battlefield, and your reputation as the bravest warrior in all our bands, we have elected you head chief of the entire Sioux nation, head war chief.
It is your duty to see that the nation is fed, that we have plenty. When you say 'fight' we shall fight; when you say 'make peace' we shall make peace."
- Four Horns
Famous Sioux Indian Chief, Great Americans Series,
Issued September 14, 1989 in Rapid City, South Dakota,
First Day of Issue Cover, FDC, Fleetwood Cachet, Leader of the Hunkpapa Teton Sioux Indians, of Great Renown, and a Famous Medicine Man, Unaddressed, Ideal for Framing,
Cover in Removable Transparent Poly Sleeve and Mailed With Protection,
Made in the USA
Genuine First Day of Stamp Issued Cover Cancelled on the First Day of Issue Date by the U.S. Postal Service,