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INDIAN HEROES AND GREAT CHIEFTAINS
By Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa)
CONTENTS
1. RED CLOUD
2. SPOTTED TAIL
3. LITTLE CROW
4. TAMAHAY
5. GALL
6. CRAZY HORSE
7. SITTING BULL
8. RAIN-IN-THE-FACE
9. TWO STRIKE
10. AMERICAN HORSE
11. DULL KNIFE
12. ROMAN NOSE
13. CHIEF JOSEPH
14. LITTLE WOLF
15. HOLE-IN-THE-DAY
INDIAN HEROES AND GREAT CHIEFTAINS
RED CLOUD
EVERY age, every race, has its leaders and heroes. There were over sixty
distinct tribes of Indians on this continent, each of which boasted
its notable men. The names and deeds of some of these men will live
in American history, yet in the true sense they are unknown, because
misunderstood. I should like to present some of the greatest chiefs of
modern times in the light of the native character and ideals, believing
that the American people will gladly do them tardy justice.
It is matter of history that the Sioux nation, to which I belong,
was originally friendly to the Caucasian peoples which it met in
succession-first, to the south the Spaniards; then the French, on the
Mississippi River and along the Great Lakes; later the English, and
finally the Americans. This powerful tribe then roamed over the whole
extent of the Mississippi valley, between that river and the Rockies.
Their usages and government united the various bands more closely than
was the case with many of the neighboring tribes.
During the early part of the nineteenth century, chiefs such as


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