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American Horse Indian ChiefAmerican Horse - A chief of the Oglala Sioux.  As spokesman for his tribe he signed the treaty in 1887 by which the Sioux reservation in Dakota Territory was reduced by half.  Almost half of his tribe objected, and excited by the news of the killing of Sitting Bull, supposed leader of the Ghost Dance uprising, they withdrew from the council and prepared to fight the Government.  American Horse finally persuaded them to submit to the terms of the treaty.  In 1891 he headed a delegation from the Pine Ridge Reservation to Washington and succeeded in obtaining living rations and better treatment for his people.

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