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Red Cloud

Red Cloud

Red Cloud was one of the most important leaders of the Oglala Lakota. He led from 1868 to 1909. One of the most capable Native American opponents that the United States Army faced in its mission to subdue the western territories, 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. The largest action of the war, the Fetterman Fight , was the worst military defeat suffered by the US on the Great Plains until the Battle of the Little Bighorn ten years later.

Birth: 1822

Died: 1909-12-10

Nickname: Maȟpíya Lúta

Known for: Red Cloud's War, Most photographed American Indian of the nineteenth century

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