Red Cloud (1822 – 1909) was one of the most important leaders of the Oglala Lakota, and one of the most capable Native American opponents that the United States Government faced in its thirst to occupy the western territories. After signing the Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868), Red Cloud led his people in the important transition to reservation life. He was one of a family of nine children, born near the forks of the Platte River. He is said to have been a quiet man, simple and direct in speech and invariably gentle and courteous. He was also noted to be unquestionably courageous and an ardent lover of his country.
Quotes by Red Cloud…
I hope the Great Heavenly Father, who will look down upon us, will give all the tribes His blessing, that we may go forth in peace and live in peace all our days, and that He will look down upon our children and finally lift us far above this Earth. And that our Heavenly Father will look upon our children as His children, that all the tribes may be His children. And as we shake hands today upon this broad plain we may forever live in peace.
God Almighty has made us all.