Little Big Horn was the pinnacle of American Indian power. Outraged over the loss of a popular Civil War hero on the eve of the nation's Centennial, the nation demanded and received harsh retribution. The Black Hills dispute was quickly settled by redrawing the boundary lines placing the Black Hills outside of the reservation and open to white settlement. Little Big Horn was an important chapter in the plight of the Native American.
Sitting Bull, years later, toured with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Defiant to the end, it is said that he frequently cursed audiences in his native tongue as they applauded him.