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Former Oglala Lakota Tribal Chief Dies





 

 

            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

(605) 773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, July 11, 2013

Contact: Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard, 605-773-3212

 

 

Former Oglala Lakota Tribal Chief Dies

 

PIERRE, S.D. – The last recognized Oglala Lakota Tribal Civil Chief Oliver Red Cloud of Pine Ridge Reservation died Thursday, July 4.

 

Chief Red Cloud, 93, was a descendant of the well-known Lakota Chief Red Cloud and served as chief starting in 1977.

 

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered flags lowered to half-staff at the Capitol and at state offices on the Pine Ridge Reservation on the day of Red Cloud’s funeral, Saturday, July 13.

 

 

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