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Red Cloud Perhaps one of the most capable warriors from the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) tribesmen ever faced by the US military, Makhpiya Luta, his Sioux name, led his people in what is known as Red Cloud’s War.

Medicine Crow As a youth of fifteen, Medicine Crow went on his first war party. In the next nineteen years, he led a vigorous and often dangerous life of a Plains Indian warrior. For twelve of those years he was a war chief.

Medicine Crow As a youth of fifteen, Medicine Crow went on his first war party. In the next nineteen years, he led a vigorous and often dangerous life of a Plains Indian warrior. For twelve of those years he was a war chief.

Cochise - 1815-1874 Though actually pronounced K-you Ch-Ish, this Apache leader is second only to Geronimo when it comes to that tribe’s historical significance. Often described as having the classical Indian frame; muscular, large for the time, and known to wear his long, black hair in a traditional pony tail, Cochise aided in the uprising to resist intrusions by Mexicans and American in the 19th century.

the legendary Cochise, Chiricahua Apache, and His Wife . This is the only picture I have ever seen of Cochise- if it is him- he had a great aversion to photography, as did many First Nation people.

Wolf Plume, Curly Bear, Bird Rattler - Blackfeet (Pikuni) - 1916

Wolf Plume, Curly Bear, Bird Rattler - Blackfoot 1916 - Much respect for the wisdom of the elders.

There is an ancient Indian saying~ Something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it. My people have come to trust memory over history. Memory, like fire, is radiant & immutable while history serves only those who seek to control it, those who douse the flame of memory in order to put out the dangerous fire of truth. Beware these men for they are dangerous & unwise. Their false history is written in the blood of those who might remember & seek the truth.~Floyd 'Red Crow'…

Floyd Red Crow Westerman There is an ancient Indian saying~ Something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it.

Kicking Bear. Oglala Sioux

Kicking Bear, Oglala Sioux medicine man, sub-chief among the Minneconjou Sioux during the Sioux Wars First cousin and close friend of Chief Crazy Horse.

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