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A Hunkpapa chief who played a leading part in the Lakota’s long war against the United States, Gall encouraged his people to accept assimilation once they were confined on reservations.
Gall was said to have gained his unusual name when, as a famished orphan,
himself Sitting Bull’s most determined antagonist, Indian Agent JamesMcLaughlin reported that Gall would often discuss “personal affairs of staggering intimacy” with him, and he eventually maintained that Gall was, along with Red Cloud, one of the truly great leaders of his nation. On the reservation, Gall seemed to forget his former militancy and became instead a champion of federal efforts to “domesticate” the Lakota. He lent his prestige to the reservation farming program and became an active supporter of plans to educate Indian children in special schools. In 1889 he even became a judge on the reservation’s Court of Indian Offenses, and that same year gave his consent to a reduction in the reservation’s size, despite Sitting Bull’s vigorous opposition. Gall died on December 5, 1894 at his home on Oak Creek in South Dakota.