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Red Cloud: Renowned Leader

 

Last updated 3/17/2013 at 1:47pm

Red Cloud Indian School

Red Cloud was renowned as a warrior and highly respected as a leader. He was also one of the most capable Native American leaders the United States Army ever faced.

Red Cloud Mahpíya Lúta (1822-December 10, 1909) was a chief of the Oglala Lakota. He led as a chief from 1868 to 1909. One of the most capable Native American leaders the United States Army ever faced, he led a successful campaign in 1866-1868 known as Red Cloud’s War over control of the Powder River Country in northeastern Wyoming and southern Montana. Red Cloud was renowned as a warrior and highly respected as a leader.

He is quoted as saying: “I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us...



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