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Was Red Cloud a Sioux leader?

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Yes, he was one of the first major Indian chiefs.

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Red Cloud was a leader of the Oglala Sioux (Lakota.)


The Sioux did have a chief. Chief Red Cloud was a well known chief. He was a great leader and was known to be very brave.


Red Cloud was Oglala Sioux (Lakota.)


Red cloud belonged to the sioux tribe (oglala).


In 1870, Red Cloud and several other Sioux chiefs visited Washington DC. Red Cloud had moved onto the reservation, and his trip to visit President Grant was a reward for that decision.


Sioux Chief Red Cloud and candidate for president Abraham Lincoln both gave speeches at Cooper Union in New York City. Lincoln gave his speech there in 1860, and Red Cloud gave his speech in 1870.


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Red Cloud became the only Indian leader to win a major war against the United States and when limitless numbers plus technology of the United States overwhelmed the Sioux, Red Cloud adapted to fighting the Indian Bureau for fair treatment for his people. He signed the Treaty of Fort Laramie of 1868 which created the Great Sioux Reservation and Black Hills "a reservation now covering all of western South Dakota".


Spotted Elk was a Sioux leader at Wounded Knee. Kicking Bear was a Sioux religious leader.


Sitting Bull, Spotted Tail, Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, Gall.


When Sioux Chief Red Cloud visited Washington DC in 1870, the Secretary of the Interior was Jacob Cox. Red Cloud's first speech in Washington was to Cox and the Department of the Interior. In that speech, Red Cloud criticized the way the department was handling Indian affairs.


Fact he fought many wars and was trusted by his people


Lakota has the words mahpiya (a cloud in the sky; sky; heaven) and op'o (a cloud of steam or dust)


Red Cloud declared war against the U.S. over the establishments of army posts along the Bozeman Trail, thru lands ceded to the Sioux thru prior treaty. In Particular, he was outraged by the U.S. sending a delegation to renegotiate that treaty to allow the forts, after the Forts were already under construction... Implying that the Sioux really had no option to refuse. Red Cloud ultimately forced the army to withdraw from the disputed Forts, making Red Cloud's war the only war against the US ever won by native peoples.


In 1870, US President US Grant invited Native Chief Red Cloud to visit with him in Washington DC. Red Cloud and several other Sioux chiefs had followed Grant's plan of moving Native Americans onto reservations. Grant hoped that after negotiations, Red Cloud would return west and convince other Natives that the Grant reservation policy was a good one.


Red cloud was famous for his wars.


Red Cloud and his tribe got food from Red Cloud (Nuage Rouge), in Montreal.


nbody for sure knows the names of these people because we didnt live around this time and nobody has records to prove who was leader or things.Early on, the main leader was Red Cloud, who was then replaced by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. But after they surrendered to the U.S. armies, an Indian named Bigfoot gained control.Sitting Bullcrazy horse


During the 1860's it was Red Cloud. Then later came Sitting Bull. He is the more well-known of the two.


One of the leaders of the Hunkpapa Sioux was Gall who was born in 1840 and died in 1894. The most famous leader of the Hunkpapa Sioux was Sitting Bull. Sitting Bull was born in 1834 and died in 1890.


Red Cloud got his name by ex-agent McGillycuddy who refered to the way in which his scarlet-blanketed warriors formerly covered the hillsides like a red cloud.


Red Thunder Cloud died in 1996.


Red Thunder Cloud was born in 1919.


There were several Native American Indian leaders that angered the United States by not cooperating with the new reservation rules. Geronimo of the Apaches, Red Cloud and Sitting Bull of the Sioux, and Crazy Horse, all defied the government when they were moved to reservations.



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