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Short Bull-Was a Sioux Indian (c 1845 - 1915) a member of the Sioux tribe, was born about 1845. He was a warrior who fought at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, and a medicine man who brought the Ghost Dance religion to the Lakotas. After the murder of Sitting Bull,Short Bull was imprisoned at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. In 1891 Short Bull was released from custody and was permitted to join Bill Cody and his Wild West Show. Short Bull died on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota in 1915.

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Sitting Bull, refused to order his people to stop Ghost Dancing, and in consequence was arrested and killed, an act that led two weeks later to the infamous massacre at Wounded Knee, (12/29/1890) where 153 Sioux Indians, mostly women and children, were needlessly slaughtered by the US Army. But the Indian spirit was not slaughtered with them. The Ghost Dance continues to this day, and to some large extent the hopes of many Native Americans remain pinned to the prophecy that spawned it.