Chief Spotted Tail

Chief Spotted Tail taken before 1881
SOURCE: Library of Congress
Chief Spotted Tail was born Siŋté Glešká (Jumping Buffalo) in South Dakota in 1823. He was a a Brulé Sioux. He was given his warrior name, Spotted Tail, as he wore a raccoon tail in his war head dress.
He was known for being a warrior and later a statesman, speaking for peace and defending the rights of his tribe, with special interest in bringing education to the Sioux.
He recognised the futility of fighting when his village was destroyed by the army in 1855.
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Diane said...

I so love your little snippets of history! Fascinating!

Clay Virgil Kane said...

Aw shucks Diane, Thanks, I love history too!

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