Amos Bad Heart Bull
(1869 - 1913)
Amos Bad Heart Bull was active/lived in Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming. Amos Bad Heart Bull is known for Native American historical drawings, pictographs.
Biography Amos Bad Heart Bull
Amos Bad Heart Bull was a member of the Oglalas, one of seven bands of the Teton Sioux nation. He was a friend of Crazy Horse, was a primary recorder of the Reno and Custer battles, and came from a long line of band historians, which were as respected as hunters and warriors.
He grew up hearing and drawing the stories told by his relatives. The Sioux had no written language and depended on oral histories and drawings to preserve their traditions and history. Bad Heart Bull's father was the tribe's historian, and every year he presented to the tribe a pictographic representation of the tribe's events from the previous year.
Although Bad Heart Bull inherited his father's talent he did not become the tribe historian. Amos
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