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Chief Red Cloud (1822 - 1909) Oglala Sioux leader who defeated U.S. Army in many battles. Born near North Platte, Nebraska

Chief Red Cloud (1822 - 1909) Oglala Sioux leader who defeated U.S. Army in many battles. Born near North Platte, Nebraska

"Red Cloud and American Horse." The two most noted chiefs of the day. It was created in 1891 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer.  The picture presents Two Oglala chiefs, American Horse (wearing western clothing and gun-in-holster) and Red Cloud (wearing headdress), full-length portrait, facing front, shaking hands in front of tipi--probably on or near Pine Ridge Reservation.

"Red Cloud and American Horse." The two most noted chiefs of the day. It was created in 1891 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer. The picture presents Two Oglala chiefs, American Horse (wearing western clothing and gun-in-holster) and Red Cloud (wearing headdress), full-length portrait, facing front, shaking hands in front of tipi--probably on or near Pine Ridge Reservation.

Ira Hayes (Chief Falling Cloud), Pima Native American Hero who helped raise the American flag at Iwo Jima - Arlington National Cemetery. Photo by Tony Fischer

Ira Hayes (Chief Falling Cloud), Pima Native American Hero who helped raise the American flag at Iwo Jima - Arlington National Cemetery. Photo by Tony Fischer

Red Cloud 1822-1909  Perhaps one of the most capable warriors from the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) tribesmen ever faced by the US military, Makhpiya Luta, his Sioux name, led his people in what is known as Red Cloud’s War. This battle was for the rights to the area known as Powder River Country in Northern Wyoming and Southern Montana. Eventually he led his people during their time on reservation.

Red Cloud 1822-1909 Perhaps one of the most capable warriors from the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) tribesmen ever faced by the US military, Makhpiya Luta, his Sioux name, led his people in what is known as Red Cloud’s War. This battle was for the rights to the area known as Powder River Country in Northern Wyoming and Southern Montana. Eventually he led his people during their time on reservation.

Brothers, (left to right) White Lance, Joseph Horn Cloud, and Dewey Beard,1890 Wounded Knee Survivors; Minneconjou Lakota

Brothers, (left to right) White Lance, Joseph Horn Cloud, and Dewey Beard,1890 Wounded Knee Survivors; Minneconjou Lakota

Our Lady of Lourdes - Red Cloud Indian School

Our Lady of Lourdes - Red Cloud Indian School

A Lakota man dances to the ancient rhythms of his Ancestors. The Lakota people are an indigenous people of the Great Plains of North America. They are part of a confederation of seven related Sioux tribes, the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ or seven council fires, and speak Lakota, one of the three major dialects of the Sioux language. Today, the Lakota are found mostly in five reservations of western South Dakota. ©Kate Purdy

Dancing To Ancient Rhythm

A Lakota man dances to the ancient rhythms of his Ancestors. The Lakota people are an indigenous people of the Great Plains of North America. They are part of a confederation of seven related Sioux tribes, the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ or seven council fires, and speak Lakota, one of the three major dialects of the Sioux language. Today, the Lakota are found mostly in five reservations of western South Dakota. ©Kate Purdy

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