Sioux chief Sitting Bull
Sitting Bull sought refuge in Canada, before the Canadian government overruled a gentleman's agreement to force him back to the United States.

May 6

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On this date in Canadian history, in 1877 Sitting Bull would lead around five thousand Sioux to Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan. He would get assurances from North West Mounted Police Inspector James Walsh they would be protected from the U.S. Army in exchange for following Canadian law. However, the federal government refused to provide food or land for the Sioux, and they would eventually move back to the United States in 1881. 

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