red-tail-hawk-feather.jpgCrazy Horse “his horse is crazy” or Tashunkewitko or  Tasunko Witko (Tashunca-Uitco) as he was known to the Lakota people also part of the greater Sioux Nation,  was born in 1845 on the banks of the Republican River in the territory now known as  Nebraska into the Oglala-Brule Sioux.  Tashunkewitko is probably best known for his participation in the defeat of Gen. George Armstrong Custer’s Seventh Calvary at the Battle of Little Bighorn in the Montana Territory, more commonly known as “Custers Last Stand” on June 25, 1876.  That battle was the worst defeat of the US Army, in the long history of war against the Native Americans.  The accounts differ so much of not only the battle but of the life of Crazy Horse that I will hold to what seems to be agreed upon.  After the Battle of Little Big Horn Crazy Horse was urged to surrender but he held out for more than a year, until there was no more buffalo to hunt and his people were starving.  So on May 6, 1877  Tashunkewitko surrendered to General George Crook at the Red Cloud Indian Agency in Nebraska.  He was later sent to Fort Robinson and on this day September 5, 1877 there was a disagreement over the way he would be imprisoned and a struggle broke out and Crazy Horse was stabbed in the back with a bayonet.  His wound was fatal and he died that night with his father by his side.  There are no photographs of Crazy Horse.  Some people claim that they have one, such as that anti-American scumbag piece of shit ex-professor Ward Churchill.  I personally believe the Lakota people who knew Tashunkewitko and they say of all Lakota, Crazy Horse would be the last person that would let himself be photographed, so I will not even link to the so called photo.  Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation.

Advertisements