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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Red Cloud, chosen as tribal chief over the hereditary heir, was revered for his unparalleled courage in leading his people in battles against US forces. He was the most important field commander among the Sioux and Cheyenne tribes, protecting Native hunting grounds. He and his warriors shut down the Bozeman Trail for two years, cutting off White movement to the West, forcing the US to uncharacteristically adhere to a treaty accepting Sioux territorial claims.

  • #StandingRockSyllabus, by the NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective. This syllabus project contributes to the already substantial work of the Sacred Stones Camp, Red Warrior Camp, and the Oceti Sakowin Camp to resist the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens traditional and treaty-guaranteed Great Sioux Nation territory. The different sections and articles place what is happening now in a broader historical, political, economic, and social context going back over 500 years to the first expeditions of Columbus.