The Sitting Bull Monument stands on Standing Rock Indian Reservation on the west side of the Missouri River, near Mobridge, South Dakota.
Sitting Bull, a translation of his Sioux name, Tatanka Iyotake, was the great Chief of the Hunkpapa Lakota (or Teton Sioux). He was shot and killed on the reservation in December 1890 after the Masacre at Wounded Knee, and the monument reportedly marks the final resting place of his remains after they were exhumed from his original gravesite in North Dakota in 1953.
The granite bust on a tall marble pedestal was carved by American-Polish sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski, also notable as the sculptor of Crazy Horse mountain in the Black Hills. The Sacagawea Monument is also located nearby.