Red Cloud
10:37 am
Wed November 13, 2013

The only Indian chief to win a war against the U.S. Army

The names of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull are well-known but another less famous Native American leader had at least as great an impact on the history of the American West.

Oglala Sioux Chief Red Cloud
Oglala Sioux Chief Red Cloud

A new biography seeks to rectify that gap. It's titled "The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend." Red Cloud was an Oglala Sioux chief who was the only Indian to win a war against the U.S. Army. The book is co-written by the best-selling biographers Tom Clavin and Bob Drury.
    In this feature interview, Drury talks with News Director Sally Mauk about Red Cloud's legacy - and how they came to write his story.