A Final Drink of Water

Isaiah Dorman Battle of Little Bighorn True West
Isaiah Dorman

Isaiah Dorman was the only black man killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.  Dorman was an interpreter based on his years living with the Sioux; he’d even married a member of the tribe.

After suffering a serious chest wound during the fight, Dorman was surrounded by Indians, ready to finish him off.  Sitting Bull rode up and halted them—then gave Dorman, who he apparently knew, a cup of water.  The chief then rode off, and a Sioux woman fired the fatal bullet into Dorman’s body.

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