Big Foot

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Big Foot (b. Si Tanka) (also known as Spotted Elk)

(?1825–90) Minneconjou Teton Sioux chief; born in northern Great Plains. One of the first Sioux to raise a corn crop on the Cheyenne River, he traveled to Washington, D.C., as a tribal delegate and worked to establish schools throughout the Sioux territory. He was among those massacred at Wounded Knee in December 1890.

Big Foot

(Sasquatch) man ape similar to the yeti; reputed to have been seen in northwestern U.S. [Am. Hist.: “Yeti” in Wallechinsky, 443–444]
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More than 250 riders stretch out across the empty grasslands on the Chief Big Foot Memorial Ride to commemorate the genocide of millions of the Lakota Indian nation in the 19th century.