Oglala Sioux leader Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted by a U.S. soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.
Crazy Horse, Sioux name Ta-sunko-witko, (born 1842?, near present-day Rapid City, South Dakota, U.S.—died September 5, 1877, Fort Robinson, Nebraska), a chief of the Oglala band of Lakota (Teton or Western Sioux) who was an able tactician and a determined warrior in the Sioux resistance to European Americans’ invasion …
5 сентября 1877 г.
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But you can still visit the memorial, which is located in South Dakota. The Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota has been under construction since 1948. Although it’s open as a site for tourists to visit and it does feature a completed, 87-foot-tall head of Crazy Horse, it’s far from finished.
On January 8, 1877, Crazy Horse’s warriors fought their last major battle at Wolf Mountain, against the US Cavalry in the Montana Territory. … Crazy Horse decided to surrender with his band to protect them, and went to Fort Robinson in Nebraska.
In life the Lakota warrior and spiritual man vowed to protect these sacred hunting grounds from encroaching settlers and gold miners. Despite his fame, Crazy Horse refused to be photographed, shunning technology.
Crazy Horse had lighter complexion and hair than others in his tribe, with prodigious curls. Boys were traditionally not permanently named until they had an experience that earned them a name, so Crazy Horse was called “Curly Hair” and “Light-Haired Boy” as a child.
Because Crazy Horse has no direct descendants, the Clown family is related by blood through his half-sister, Iron Cedar, who passed on their life history, including the attack on Lt. Col.
September 5, 1877
One account says that his father, also named Crazy Horse, passed the name on to him after his son had demonstrated his skills as a warrior. … Crazy Horse’s birth had come during a great time for the Lakota people. A division of the Sioux, the Lakota represented the largest band of the tribe.
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No pictures! The only photo known to him was that taken by Doctor McGillicuddy who attended the war chief as he lay dying in the jailhouse. Crazy Horse, says Old John, turned to the wall as the picture was being taken and the resulting photo or tintype was worthless,” Feraca wrote.