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Red Cloud
Born Maȟpíya Lúta
1822
near North Platte, Nebraska
Died December 10, 1909
Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Resting place Red Cloud Cemetery, Pine Ridge
43°4′38″N 102°35′1″W / 43.07722°N 102.58361°W / 43.07722; -102.58361 (Grave of Red Cloud (Maȟpíya Lúta))
Residence Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Nationality Oglala Lakota
Known for Red Cloud’s War
Successor Jack Red Cloud
Spouse(s) Pretty Owl
Children Wears War Bonnet Red Cloud b.1850, Louise Red Cloud b.1854, Jack Red Cloud b.1858, Tells Him Red Cloud b.1860, Charges At Red Cloud b.1861, Comes Back Red Cloud b.1865
Parent(s) Walks As She Thinks, Lone Man

I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Red Cloud
We do not want riches, we want peace and love.
The Great Spirit will not make me suffer because I am ignorant. He will put me in a place where I shall be better off than in this world.
Red Cloud
The whites are the same everywhere. I see them every day.
When I was a young man, I was poor. In a war with other nations, I was in eighty-seven fights. There I received my name and was made Chief of my nation. But now I am old and am for peace.
Red Cloud
The whites, who are educated and civilized, swindle me, and I am not hard to swindle because I do not know how to read and write.
Red Cloud
You whites make all the ammunition.
Even if you live forty or fifty years in this world, and then die, you cannot take all your goods with you.
Red Cloud
The white man has got the gold out of the land which belonged to the red man.
Red Cloud
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it.
Red Cloud