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Lakota Indian Chief Red Cloud
Chief Red Cloud


Chief Red Cloud was a Native American war leader who became an important part of history for his role in fiercely defending his peoples land against the U.S. government. As leader of the Lakota Indians in the 1860s, a time when the United States was attempting to seize Indian territory, he is best known for his long standing opposition to a proposed road through Indian territory. The two year battle with the U.S. government where Chief Red Cloud fought to protect Indian land in Montana and Wyoming became known as Red Clouds War. The below facts about the life of Chief Red Cloud focus on what made him such an interesting leader and why he became such an important historical figure.

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