Chief Shot-in-the-eye, 1899. "Shot-in-the-Eye was an Oglala Sioux who fought in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, where he was wounded and lost an eye. What he was called prior to this battle is unknown.” Image by Frank Albert Rinehart
Red Cloud (Oglala Sioux), Sitting Bull (actually Hunkpapa, not Miniconjou Sioux), Swift Bear (Arapaho), and Spotted Tail (Brule Sioux)... and Julius Meyer. Taken by Frank F. Currier, Omaha. Indian_Chiefs_1875.jpg (1512×1887)
"Red Cloud" (1822 – December 10, 1909) war leader & chief of Oglala Lakota (Sioux). One of the most capable Native American opponents US Army faced, he led a successful campaign in 1866–1868 known as Red Cloud's War over control of Powder River Country in northeastern Wyoming & southern Montana. Here with his son "Jack Red Cloud" who succeeded him as Chief. Photograph ca 1900
Black Elk (Oglala Sioux) 1863-1950. Black Elk experienced a vision at age nine that led to his becoming a medicine man renowned for his spiritual and healing powers. He participated in the Custer battle, the Ghost Dance religion and the Wounded Knee massacre. One of the most important books ever written about Native spirituality, "Black Elk Speaks: The Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux" has become the "bible" for young Indians, who look to it for spiritual guidance.
Oglala Sioux, Young Man Afraid of His Horses: His name means "They fear his horse" or "His horse is feared" meaning that the bearer of the name was so feared in battle that even the sight of his horse would inspire fear. He was a lieutenant under Red Cloud and resisted the building of the Montana trail through the Sioux hunting grounds of Powder River. Born 1836 and died in 1900 at the Pine Ridge Reservation.