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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