James Cook was also a friend of the local Indian tribe, the Ogalala Sioux, and their chief Red Cloud. Although Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and Geronimo are known for their killing, Red Cloud was the most followed and respected of all the western chiefs. Red Cloud knew that the white men would soon outnumber the Indian, so he persuaded other Indians to accept this, sign treaties, and live peacefully. Red Cloud even took a train, on several occasions, to Washington, D.C. to speak with the U.S. officials, to get Indians what they deserved. Red Cloud and other local Indians befriended James Cook and gave him many gifts, 200 of which are displayed in the James Cook Gallery at Agate.
Trivia: In every major battle that Crazy Horse was involved in against the white man and their calvary, Crazy Horse and his warriors, never left the field of battle until every white men was dead. He was 3-0 in major encounters, including Custer's last stand.
|Agate Fossil Beds|
|Carnegie & University Buttes|
|Rhino and Beardog bones|
|Ogalala Sioux Teepees|