Red Cloud

Red Cloud

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  • The day a leader was born
  • The incident that made Red Cloud, who he was
  • Some facts about Red Cloud
  • An Native American tribe leader by the name, Loneman, was a leader of the Brule Sioux tribe, Married another tribe leader by the name of Walks, as she thinks. Strange name right? Well, she was apart of the Oglala Sioux tribe.
  • The U.S. vs. the Oglala Lakota tribe and many others
  • At the age of 5, Red Cloud lost his father. Following his fathers death, he moved in with his mother's uncle, known by the name of Smoke. Smoke was an Oglala Sioux tribe leader. During this time, he distinguish himself, as a warrior.
  • The day Red Cloud proved himself and his Native American army
  • Red Cloud means Mahpiya Lata in Lakota. During battle, and off land, he fought for his people. Red Cloud connected with other tribes, including the Pawnees.
  • The day Red Cloud's life came to an end
  • During battle, the U.S. Government sent in reinforcements, Red Cloud and his warriors showed them how powerful his army, and himself, really is. Red Cloud was best known for his success in confrontations with the U.S. Government.
  • On December 21, 1866, Captain William Judd Fetterman sent 80 soldiers to deal with their Native American problem. Red Cloud and his men quickly slaughtered them. This became known as the Fetterman massacre. Red Cloud lead his tribe, from 1868, to 1909.
  • At the age of 87, Red Cloud dies in 1909. He outlived all the other major Lakota leaders of the Indian Wars. At the Pine Ridge Reservations in South Dakota, where he was buried, he has quoted this saying at an old age, "They made us many promises, more than I can remember". Red Cloud has lived a well, and brave life, fighting for his Indian people.
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