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  • n. leader of the Oglala who resisted the development of a trail through Wyoming and Montana by the United States government (1822-1909)


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  • Later Tom and Mr. Sharp built an airship called the Red Cloud, and with Mr. Damon and some others had a series of remarkable fights.

    Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle; or, Daring Adventures in Elephant Land

  • “How Much Time Do We Have?” is a chapter title in a 2009 book called Red Cloud at Dawn by Princeton historian Michael Gordin.

    How the End Begins

  • Powers sets up the story as a tragic drama played out between Crazy Horse, the heroic and implacable Indian leader; Crook, the antagonist with a flaw - a few of them, actually; Frank Grouard, the ethnically vague, self-promoting scout; Little Big Man, the friend who betrayed the chief; and jealous rival chiefs such as Red Cloud and Spotted Tail.

    Tricked, trapped and defeated

  • But these lusty fellows, such as Red Cloud, Swift Bear, and others, at once attracted attention.

    Three Years on the Plains Observations of Indians, 1867-1870

  • He didn’t want to hear another word about Red Cloud or Crazy Horse.


  • Red Cloud claimed to have counted coup eighty times.

    Bird Cloud

  • The Oglala chief Red Cloud thought in strategic terms in the mid-1860s when he tried to force the army to withdraw from Forts Phil Kearny and C. F. Smith by disrupting their lines of supply and communication.

    Between War and Peace

  • Similarly, Mr. Philbrick describes chief Red Cloud as having "forced the American government to shut down a series of forts along the Bozeman Trail."

    Little Bighorn, Large Legend

  • The Army made a great show of abandoning the forts in 1868, allowing Red Cloud to save face as he signed a treaty that moved his people out of the Powder River area and onto a reservation.

    Little Bighorn, Large Legend

  • True, on sunny powder days, there's no smoother joyride than a velvety cruise under the Red Cloud lift to Silver Lake Lodge.

    Head 2 Head


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