|Luther Standing Bear|
|Nationality||Sicangu and Oglala Lakota|
|Other names||Matȟó Nážiŋ or Standing Bear|
|Education||Carlisle Indian Industrial School|
|Occupation||Author educator philosopher actor|
Luther Standing Bear, was born ca. 1868 on the Pine Ridge Reservation to an Oglala Lakota family. His family named him Ota K’Te – Plenty Kill, but he later took his father’s first name as his surname.
“When my turn came,” Standing Bear remembered, “ I took the pointer and acted as if I were about to touch an enemy.” The pointer fell on the name “Luther,” and thereafter he became Luther Standing Bear of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.
Chief Standing Bear, Who Fought for Native American Freedoms, Is Honored With a Statue in the Capitol. The Ponca sought to establish an amicable relationship with the United States government, and in 1858, agreed to surrender all of its claimed territory with the exception of a patch of land around the Niobrara River.
Crazy Horse, Sioux name Ta-sunko-witko, (born 1842?, near present-day Rapid City, South Dakota, U.S.—died September 5, 1877, Fort Robinson, Nebraska), a chief of the Oglala band of Lakota (Teton or Western Sioux) who was an able tactician and a determined warrior in the Sioux resistance to European Americans’ invasion
In the late 1800s, thousands of Native American children were taken from their families and sent to boarding schools to “ learn the ways of the white man.” Luther Standing Bear was one of them—and he became a powerful voice for his people.
Ellis B. Childers, a Creek Indian student at Carlisle, wrote approvingly in his school newspaper about the visit of a large delegation of educated Indians to the school in 1882. Kihega the father of Charles Kihega the Editor of the SCHOOL NEWS made the first speech. He made a very nice speech.
Luther Standing Bear – name changed to Luther. Part of the Sioux tribe. The story of a young child who was assimilated into the school’s used to “civilized” Indians in the West as a part of westward expansion. In the Black Hills (west) after discovery of gold.
Standing Bear was born about 1829, probably in the Niobrara River Valley in present Nebraska. Little is known about his early life, but by the 1860s he had become a tribe leader.
Standing Bear v. Crook began in a crowded federal courthouse in Omaha. The purpose of the trial, Nebraska District Court Judge Elmer Scipio Dundy explained, was to determine whether Standing Bear and the group of Poncas had been lawfully arrested and detained.
Brule Lakota Henry Standing Bear was born near Pierre, South Dakota, along the Missouri River – probably in 1874.
Luther Standing Bear’s time at the Carlisle Indian School was quite problematic for him. He didn’t appreciate the so-called civilizing process he had to undergo there. As well as being forced to wear Western clothes, he had to choose a new name from a list on a blackboard.
Less than two years after the December 1890 bloody tragedy at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, Captain Richard Henry Pratt, the founder of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, read a paper in Denver at the 19th annual Conference of Charities and Correction.
Wounded Knee Massacre, (December 29, 1890), the slaughter of approximately 150–300 Lakota Indians by United States Army troops in the area of Wounded Knee Creek in southwestern South Dakota. The massacre was the climax of the U.S. Army’s late 19th-century efforts to repress the Plains Indians.