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Red Cloud (Oglala Sioux), Sitting Bull (actually Hunkpapa, not Miniconjou Sioux), Swift Bear (Arapaho), and Spotted Tail (Brule Sioux)... and Julius Meyer. Taken by Frank F. Currier, Omaha. Indian_Chiefs_1875.jpg (1512×1887)

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"Red Cloud" (1822 – December 10, 1909) war leader & chief of Oglala Lakota (Sioux). One of the most capable Native American opponents US Army faced, he led a successful campaign in 1866–1868 known as Red Cloud's War over control of Powder River Country in northeastern Wyoming & southern Montana. Here with his son "Jack Red Cloud" who succeeded him as Chief. Photograph ca 1900

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Black Elk (Oglala Sioux) 1863-1950. Black Elk experienced a vision at age nine that led to his becoming a medicine man renowned for his spiritual and healing powers. He participated in the Custer battle, the Ghost Dance religion and the Wounded Knee massacre. One of the most important books ever written about Native spirituality, "Black Elk Speaks: The Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux" has become the "bible" for young Indians, who look to it for spiritual guidance.

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Crazy Bull - Oglala / Sioux (Lakota) Portrait of Crazy Bull, Native American Oglala Sioux, (Lakota) wearing a cotton shirt, hair pipe breastplate, feather headdress, and an animal fur bandolier 1899 from the Denver Library Collection

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Studio profile of Louie, Sitting Bull's son. Hunkpapa Sioux, wearing a war bonnet. Photograph by D. F. Barry, 188?. The pronunciation of Hunkpapa is something like: Hunk - par - per.

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He Dog - Oglala Sioux ~ What has he seen in his lifetime. What wisdom lies beyond the wrinkles.

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Chief Shot-in-the-eye, 1899 “Shot-in-the-Eye was an Oglala Sioux who fought in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, where he was wounded and lost an eye. What he was called prior to this battle is unknown.” - Peter Ward

Red Shirt (Ógle Lúta c. 1845 – 1925) was an Oglala Sioux warrior who served in the capacity of chief at two Sioux peace delegations to Washington in 1870 and in 1880. He was officially appointed chief of the Oglala at the Pine Ridge Agency in 1878. Red Shirt was born near Fort Fetterman in Wyoming.

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