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Autobiography of Red Cloud: War Leader of the Oglalas

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"Written by Charles Wesley Allen from Red Cloud's reminiscences told to Sam Deon, and repeated to Allen"

Red Cloud was the only Native American leader ever to win a war against the United States Army. Here, for the first time in print, is Red Cloud's "as-told-to" autobiography in which he shares the story of his early years.
Paperback, 222 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Montana Historical Society Press
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Ryan Hathaway
Dec 03, 2014 Ryan Hathaway rated it liked it
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A very unique book but definitely not an autobiography. But kudos to the author for the hard work of publishing this text, I was very pleased to find it in existence.

Most of Red Cloud's story has been published 'third hand'. That is, he gave his story orally to a friend who then (without Red Cloud's knowledge) told them to the first writer, who wrote them into a manuscript. This manuscript was never published and then was forgotten about for 100 years where it was found by historians. The autho
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Nate Jordon
Sep 04, 2012 Nate Jordon rated it liked it
No matter how you slice it, it's still a bit of a stretch to label this an autobiography.... It's more of a puzzle, put together by many disparate pieces spanning decades, and what we get is a vague third-person portrait of the man.
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Jul 09, 2009 Jenni added it
Very enlightening about what Indians went through when white people took their land from them and changed everything about their world.
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