Red Cloud (~1819-1909) was one of the seminal figures in the final, tragic battles between the Lakota people and the encroaching United States.
He fearlessly waged war on behalf of his people until he was finally forced to relocate to the Pine Ridge reservation.
Mahpiya Lutu, Red Cloud was featured in my 2010 one-man show, Portraits of Honor. You may read more about my original research on this noble historic figure here: http://jamesayers.com/2010/08/07/red-cloud/
James Ayers specializes in portrayals of historic Native American cultures. His mission is to honor the customs and beauty of traditional Native American cultures through his paintings. More information at Jamesayers.com