On the Rez - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Ian Frazier
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Wandering into the main tribal building one morning, Frazier enters the empty council room where the 17-member Oglala Tribal Council meets, and when a man enters, Frazier thinks he recognizes Oliver Red Cloud from the papers. The man is actually Lyman, Oliver's son, and they discuss his family's lawsuit against Turner Network TV for the inaccurate portrayal of Lyman's ancestor before the room fills up and Frazier leaves. Frazier admires the original Red Cloud, a powerful war chief who founded Pine Ridge Reservation and fought in the Powder River War, making him the only Indian to win a war against the U.S. The war led to a 1868 peace agreement so generous that the government soon regretted it. The main struggle of Red Cloud's leadership was establishing a permanent home for the Oglala, but when the Oglala finally settled on the land he advocated...

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