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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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Great share.
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PVT Mark Zehner
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Great warrior!
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MSG Stan Hutchison
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For many years, Red Cloud was a good, popular leader on the Lakota. He had great influence on the Red Cloud Agency, the agency responsible for the vast Lakota reservation, located at the time at Ft. Robinson, NE. However, power seems to have gone to his head. In coordination with the Agent
Red Cloud took control of all food stuffs and other supplies coming in from the government and distributed them as he saw fit. Perhaps he was not directly corrupt, but if one wanted a fair share of the goods, he had to acknowledge Red Cloud as leader, even though officially he was not.
Like any politician, not all the citizens of the Lakota nation liked or respected him.
Later he seems to have acknowledged that he did not do the right thing and attempted to make amends.
He did preach against the Ghost Dance and correctly foresaw the tragedy at Wounded Knee that was a result of that movement.
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