John Alden Clark (John Red Cloud) Born on the Rosebud Reservation 9/22/1894 According to Census reports: 1910 Shows Race: Red (Native American) He was 4years old. Father Jack Red Cloud Mother Nancy Red Cloud
At the age of 15 Allen W Clark and His Wife Ruth C Walker picked him up and took him to Minnesota. Census report 1910 shows Race: White This verifies stories my Grandfather has told me. He was on the Reservation until He was 15 with his mother.
U.S. Indian Census Schedules, 1885-1940 for Nancy Red Cloud, John Red Cloud, is no longer listed. That confirms that he is no longer listed as Native American. Back then they did not have regular adoptions, they just changed there names.
All of the Pow Wow’s we went to he was John Red Cloud. He was a quite, gentle man. The only thing he really wanted was to be Lakota, that wasn’t allowed by the Family or School. He was beaten, told to only speak the white mans tongue.
Grandpa married: Mina Ruth Abbott, June 30 1915, They have 8 children.
Death July 4th 1976
Lieutenant William Clark Officer at Camp Robinson Events of 1876-1877 Ref. Red Cloud Warrior-Statesman of the Lakota Sioux Robert W. Larson
And My Grandfather, John Alden Clark, aka John Red Cloud
Grandfather stories, one of them was of his Father Lt William Clark: He was assigned to deal with Crazy Horse who would surrender to Red Cloud at the Red Cloud Agency. To show respect one of Crazy Horses best warriors gave Lt. Clark a prized war bonnet. This story is written in book above. It is of the Washington peace trip, Young-Man-Afraid’s, Crazy Horse and several others.
Two accounts of Crazy Horses death, one from Lt. Clark, was on good terms longer than any other officer, reported as a terrible accident.
It was hard for Grandpa, as he had 2 families, Red Cloud and the Clarks, so his stories are from both sides, His white Father, Lt. Clark and, His Mother Nancy Red Cloud. He doesn’t have many from Jack Red Cloud, but what he knew from Chief Red Cloud his Grandfather. There are several pictures of a young boy, they say he is unknown, sometimes I wonder if he isn’t my Grandfather John Red Cloud.
Dora B Clark aka Leader Red Cloud. Born: ,May 1891 Pine Ridge SD Parents: Jack and Nancy Red Cloud
Also Adopted by (Taken)
Married Ernest Biggs, 15 March 1919, Fort Thompson Buffalo SD Census report shows both Indian.
Had one Child with Homer Clark Hermania Clark: 1911 , Crow Creek SD, Tribe: Lower Yanktonia Sioux
Death 3 March 1949, Brule County DS Census SD Death 1905-1955
I am still a bit puzzled at this story - it is quite possible but given of the celebrity status of Red Cloud I would have thought that this story would have permeated itself into the some of the published biographies and historical essays if this lineage really can be documented