Henry Kills Alive, a Hunkpapa Sioux, veteran of the Battle of Little Big Horn, was 87 when Miller painted his portrait in 1939. Loyal to Sitting Bull in earlier times, he took part in that leader’s assassination in 1890 during the Ghost Dance uprising.
“We were all promised amnesty and that no harm would be done to us. But once Sitting Bull surrendered, he was thrown in jail at Fort Randall for two years.”

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