Wassenberg Art Center

Benjamin Black Bear

Benjamin Black Bear, a Hunkpapa Sioux, follower of Sitting Bull during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, was 16 years old in 1876. He died in 1939 at age 78.

"His nephew, One Bull, rode out to try and talk to the Wasicuns. When they fired at him and his soldiers, he fought back."
Fort Yates, ND 1939

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