Red Cloud: The Greatest Warrior Chief of the American West by Bob Drury

By Bob Drury

He used to be the single local American leader to defeat the us military in a conflict. A well known and revered chief within the vicious, bloody clashes for keep an eye on over land within the nice Plains of the yank West, his identify got here to symbolize the clash itself: pink Cloud's struggle. The fog of heritage has left purple Cloud surprisingly obscured, regardless of his superb achievements. He used to be born in 1821 and complicated in Sioux tradition as a warrior and chief via fearless raids opposed to neighboring tribes, getting ready him for the epic fight his country could face with an increasing usa. this can be a tale as immense because the West, together with pictures of common William Tecumseh Sherman, explorer John Bozeman, mountain guy Jim Bridger, crimson Cloud protégé loopy Horse, and so on. it's a tale in regards to the delivery of the USA as we all know it at the present time. Drawing on a wealth of facts that comes with crimson Cloud's 134-page autobiography, misplaced for almost 100 years, award-winning authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin convey their topic to existence back in a gripping narrative that areas you on the middle of the clash over western enlargement. pink Cloud eventually supplies the nation's maximum warfare chief and local American legend the modern day attractiveness he deserves.

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