Today I wanted to talk about the Native American named Red Cloud. He was a great Sioux warrior and a leader of his people during the Red Clouds War.
December 10th marks the anniversary of his death. Announcements of his death and recognition of his achievements were printed in major newspapers across the U.S. How often do Native American make in major newspapers?
In 1871, the town of Red Cloud, Nebraska was named in his honour.
He is hailed as a hero because he was one of the most capable Native American opponents to the United States Army faced in its mission to settle the western territories.
The Lakota tribe was matriarchal and the children belong to their mothers and the clan. The mother’s brothers were responsible to be male role models to sons. That’s why Red Cloud was mentored as a boy by his maternal uncle, Old Chief Smoke (1774–1864).