kids encyclopedia robot

Red Shirt (Oglala) facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Red Shirt
Chief Red Shirt Oglala Sioux.jpg
Chief Red Shirt
Oglala Lakota leader
Personal details
Born 1847
near Fort Fetterman, Wyoming
Died January 4, 1925
Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota
Spouse(s) Julia In Sight
Children Annie Red Shirt, William Red Shirt, Casey Red Shirt
Known for Oglala chief, warrior and statesman. Served on peace delegations, international celebrity with Buffalo Bill's Wild West.

Red Shirt (Oglala Lakota: Ógle Šá in Standard Lakota Orthography) (a/k/a "Ogilasa" and "Joseph Red Shirt") (1847-January 4, 1925) was an Oglala Lakota chief, warrior and statesman. Red Shirt is notable in American history as a U.S. Army Native Scout and a progressive Oglala Lakota leader who promoted friendly associations with whites and education for his people. Red Shirt opposed Crazy Horse during the Great Sioux War of 1876-1877 and the Ghost Dance Movement of 1890, and was a Lakota delegate to Washington in 1880. Red Shirt was one of the first Wild Westers with Buffalo Bill's Wild West and a supporter of the Carlisle Native Industrial School. Red Shirt became an international celebrity Wild Westing with Buffalo Bill's Wild West and his 1887 appearance in England captured the attention of Europeans and presented a progressive image of Native Americans.

Images for kids

kids search engine
Red Shirt (Oglala) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.