Topic: Charles A. Eastman

Chief Taoyateduta ‘Little Crow’ and the Dakota War of 1862

Chief Ta-Oyate-Duta “Little Crow” (c.1810 – July 3, 1863), Dakota was the eldest son of Big Thunder also named Little Crow. It was on account of his father’s name, mistranslated Crow, that he was called by the whites “Little Crow.” His real name was Taoyateduta, His Red People. He was the Dakota Chief who led […]

Chief Gall, Hunkpapa Lakota Leader (c.1840 – 1894)

“Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains” by Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) Chief Gall, Hunkpapa Lakota was one of the most aggressive leaders of the Sioux nation in their last stand for freedom. The westward pressure of civilization during the past three centuries has been tremendous. When our hemisphere was “discovered”, it had been inhabited by the […]

Chief Red Cloud, Oglala Lakota Leader (c.1820 – 1909)

Maȟpíya Lúta aka Red Cloud: “Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains” by Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) (c. 1820 – December 10, 1909) Red Cloud was born about 1820 near the forks of the Platte River. He was one of a family of nine children whose father, an able and respected warrior, reared his son under the […]

Tatanka Iyotake (Sitting Bull), Hunkpapa Lakota Holy Man

Tatanka Iyotake, Sitting Bull, “Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains” by Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) Tatanka Iyotake, Sitting Bull (1831 – December 15, 1890), Hunkpapa Lakota. It is not easy to characterize Sitting Bull, of all Sioux chiefs most generally known to the American people. There are few to whom his name is not familiar, and […]
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