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)

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.

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.”

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.”

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

Chief Red Shirt, from the tribe in which my family is born, the Oglala Sioux

Chief Red Shirt, from the tribe in which my family is born, the Oglala Sioux

SIX FAMOUS NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN CHIEFS IN HEADDRESS AND ON HORSEBACK ~ SIX 19TH CENTURY NATIVE AMERICAN LEADERS ON HORSEBACK (l-r) — Little Plume (Piegan), Buckskin Charley (Ute), Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache), Quanah Parker (Comanche), Hollow Horn Bear (Brulé Sioux), and American Horse (Oglala Sioux). Photo: Edward S. Curtis, circa 1900.

SIX FAMOUS NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN CHIEFS IN HEADDRESS AND ON HORSEBACK ~ SIX 19TH CENTURY NATIVE AMERICAN LEADERS ON HORSEBACK (l-r) — Little Plume (Piegan), Buckskin Charley (Ute), Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache), Quanah Parker (Comanche), Hollow Horn Bear (Brulé Sioux), and American Horse (Oglala Sioux). Photo: Edward S. Curtis, circa 1900.

Red Cloud(Makhpiya-luta)...I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.

Red Cloud(Makhpiya-luta)...I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.

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.

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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