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Red Cloud (Mahpiya Luta), Oglala Sioux Chief, is born

August 20, 1822
Published: June 26, 2023

Red Cloud, chosen as tribal chief over the hereditary heir, was revered for his unparalleled courage in leading his people in battles against U.S. forces. He was the most important field commander among the Sioux and Cheyenne tribes in protecting Native hunting grounds. He and his warriors shut down the Bozeman Trail for two years, cutting off White movement to the West and forcing the U.S. to uncharacteristically adhere to a treaty accepting Sioux territorial claims.


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