by Chief Red Cloud 1890

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Red Cloud's Speech after Wounded Knee" by Chief Red Cloud.

In "Red Cloud's Speech after Wounded Knee," Oglala Lakota leader Red Cloud speaks about the mistreatment of Native Americans by the federal U.S. government, the false promises made to them, and the terrible conditions of reservation life.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Comedy & Tragedy, and Prejudice & Discrimination as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How has America changed over time?", "What are the effects of prejudice?", and "What can we learn from tragedy?"

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