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The last picture is of Gardner shaking hands with Red Cloud. The photographs were taken in May 1872, at Washington D.C.
Red Cloud was a war leader and a chief of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux). He led as a chief from 1868 to 1909.
One of the most capable Native American opponents the United States Army faced, he led a successful campaign in 1866–1868 known as Red Cloud’s War over control of the Powder River Country in northeastern Wyoming and southern Montana.
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