Red Cloud, a Chief of the Lakota, was the only American Indian in the West to win a war against the US, inflicted the largest military defeat suffered by the US on the Great Plains until the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and was the most photographed American Indian in the 19th century.
The Lakota language, spoken by the Lakota people of the Sioux Native American tribes, is gendered and that for ‘Dances With Wolves,’ Kevin Costner and many Native actors spoke the female-gendered language because the language tutor on set was a woman.
Mt. Rushmore was traditionally known as the Six Grandfathers (Tȟuŋkášila Šákpe). Named by Lakota medicine man after a vision of the six sacred directions: west, east, north, south, above, and below; said to represent kindness and love, full of years and wisdom, like human grandfathers.
A group of American Indians are trying to secede from the USA.