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Sun Bear
Status: Deceased
Date of death: 1865
Relationships: Pawnee Killer - leader
Squaw - wife
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by: Julian Black Antelope
Season: 1
First episode: "Pilot"
Sun Bear is a Cheyenne warrior and part of the rebel faction led by Pawnee Killer that attacked the Union Pacific Railroad advance surveying team.


Sun Bear was married to the Squaw.

Season 1[]

Main article: Season 1

He is part of the group of Cheyenne warriors led by Pawnee Killer in a raid on the Union Pacific Railroad's advance surveying team. He stalks Robert and Lily Bell into the woods when they flee from the attack. He knocks Robert down and then shoots Lily with an arrow, pinning her arm to her shoulder. Robert recovers enough to attempt to choke him but he is able to draw his knife and stab Robert. Lily uses the distraction to pull the arrow free and then drives it through his chin into his brain, killing him. Robert dies from his injuries but Lily manages to escape. ("Pilot")


Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "Immoral Mathematics" "A New Birth of Freedom" "Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai" "Bread and Circuses"
"Pride, Pomp and Circumstance" "Revelations" "Derailed" "Timshel" "God of Chaos"