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Standing Bear, Luther ( December 1868–19 February 1939), Oglala Sioux chief, author, and actor, was born on the Sioux Pine reservation in South Dakota, the son of Standing Bear, a Sioux chief, and Pretty Face. Reared according to tribal tradition, Luther Standing Bear, named “Plenty Kills” at birth, learned the necessary skills of Plains Indian life. After a trip to Washington, D.C., and a meeting with President ...


Luther Standing Bear. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-56421).