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)

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)

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.”  Image by Frank Albert Rinehart

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.” Image by Frank Albert Rinehart

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.

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.

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

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

Maxine Noel is a native artist and member of the Santee Oglala Sioux nation.

Maxine Noel is a native artist and member of the Santee Oglala Sioux nation.

Famous Lakota Sioux Indians | ... referred to as the "only picture" of the famous warrior Crazy Horse

Famous Lakota Sioux Indians | ... referred to as the "only picture" of the famous warrior Crazy Horse

Black Elk was involved in several battles with the U.S. cavalry. He participated, at about the age of 12, in the Battle of the Little Big Horn of 1876, and was injured in the Wounded Knee Masscre. He became a Medicine Man of the Oglala Sioux.

Black Elk was involved in several battles with the U.S. cavalry. He participated, at about the age of 12, in the Battle of the Little Big Horn of 1876, and was injured in the Wounded Knee Masscre. He became a Medicine Man of the Oglala Sioux.

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