She painted portraits, was active politically and returned home. S. Weldon” with no recognition. FACT: Although Weldon did paint four portraits of the great chief, acting as his secretary, interpreter, and representative seemed to be her goal. “Weldon was one of a handful of people who had the belief that the Indians should just be allowed to be Indians.” This photograph, labeled “Sitting Bull and his favorite squaw,” shows a white woman, seated at the far right next to Sitting Bull, who is frequently misidentified as Caroline Weldon. S. Weldon” with no recognition. She got caught up in an Indian war and barely escaped with her life. Weldon and her son lived with Sitting Bull's two wives, children, and 200 tribesmen. The real purpose of Caroline (Catherine) Weldon’s appearance in Dakota Territory has been debated. Caroline Weldon (born Susanna Carolina Faesch; 4 December 1844 – 15 March 1921) was a Swiss-American artist and activist with the National Indian Defense Association.Weldon became a confidante and the personal secretary to the Lakota Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull during the time when Plains Indians had adopted the Ghost Dance movement. I’ve squinted behind the glass case at the amateur painting and the scrawled signature of “C. Even if it were politically unpopular at the time, the fact is she came here with her son in tow and lived among the Sioux tribe and Sitting Bull in what is now North Dakota. Yet Caroline Weldon is worth remembering as an activist who set out alone to try and help Sitting Bull and his people. Sitting Bull portrait by Caroline Weldon 1890 (SHSND 12319) I’ve walked past this 1890 oil painting of Sitting Bull, or Tatanka Iyotanke, hundreds of times during my museum career. FICTION: In the movie, Caroline's main intention is to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull. I’ve squinted behind the glass case at the amateur painting and the scrawled signature of “C. She got caught up in an Indian war and barely escaped with her life. Caroline Weldon wanted to meet Sitting Bull and paint his portrait. Caroline Weldon wanted to meet Sitting Bull and paint his portrait. Sitting Bull portrait by Caroline Weldon 1890 (SHSND 12319) I’ve walked past this 1890 oil painting of Sitting Bull, or Tatanka Iyotanke, hundreds of times during my museum career.

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