The great Sioux warrior-statesman Red Cloud was the only American
Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing
the government to sue for peace on his terms. At the peak of Red
Cloud’s powers the Sioux could claim control of one-fifth of the
contiguous United States and the loyalty of thousands of fierce
fighters. But the fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured.
Now, thanks to the rediscovery of a lost autobiography, and painstaking
research by two award-winning authors, the story of our nation’s
most powerful and successful Indian warrior can finally be told.
|In The Heart of
Everything That Is, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, the New York Times
bestselling authors of Halsey’s
Typhoon and The
Last Stand of
Fox Company, restore Red Cloud to his rightful place in American
a sweeping and dramatic narrative based on years of primary research.
they trace the events
leading to Red Cloud’s War they provide intimate portraits of the
and various men and women whose lives Red Cloud touched—mountain
such as the larger-than-life Jim Bridger; U.S. generals like William
Tecumseh Sherman who were charged with annihilating the Sioux; fearless
explorers such as the dashing John Bozeman; and the warriors whom Red
Cloud groomed, the legendary Crazy Horse in particular. And residing at
the heart of the story is Red Cloud, fighting for the very existence of
the Indian way of life.
The Heart of Everything That Is
The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend
by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
Simon & Schuster, 2013