The portrait above (from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, September 22, 1883) is taken from a photograph of Sitting Bull as he appeared at the celebrations for the laying of the cornerstone of the new capitol for the Dakota territory in Bismarck. At this time he was living under a sort of lightweight house arrest, described as an “amnesty,” at Standing Rock. In the accompanying article, the reporter remarks with wry amusement, “He is very fearful of some plot to spirit him away, in violation of his amnesty, and it was with great difficulty that the Indian agent at Standing Rock induced him to go to Bismarck to attend the ceremonies at the laying of the corner stone of the Capitol.” Seven years later, the Indian agent at Standing Rock decided to arrest Sitting Bull (on the grounds that he might possibly do something nasty at some point in the future) and spirit him away, in violation of his amnesty. Sitting Bull was killed when his friends resisted his arrest. Life is funny that way.