Nebraska Hall of Fame: Red Cloud

Red Cloud, 1822-1909.

Statesman and War Leader of the Oglala Sioux. Born in what later became Garden County, he rose to leadership in the early 1860s. Red Cloud opposed westward expansion and in 1868 forced the US government to abandon the Bozeman Trail in Wyoming. From 1873-77, the Red Cloud Agency was located on the White River in northwest Nebraska. He sought to ease his peoples' painful transition to reservation life.

Red Cloud was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000-01.

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