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Wikipedia Summary for Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse (Lakota: Tȟašúŋke Witkó, IPA: [tχaˈʃʊ̃kɛ witˈkɔ], lit. ''His-Horse-Is-Crazy''; c. 1840 – September 5, 1877) was a Lakota war leader of the Oglala band in the 19th century. He took up arms against the United States federal government to fight against encroachment by white American settlers on Native American territory and to preserve the traditional way of life of the Lakota people. His participation in several famous battles of the Black Hills War on the northern Great Plains, among them the Fetterman Fight in 1866, in which he acted as a decoy, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, in which he led a war party to victory, earned him great respect from both his enemies and his own people.

In September 1877, four months after surrendering to U.S. troops under General George Crook, Crazy Horse was fatally wounded by a bayonet-wielding military guard while allegedly resisting imprisonment at Camp Robinson in present-day Nebraska. He ranks among the most notable and iconic of Native American warriors and was honored by the U.S. Postal Service in 1982 with a 13¢ Great Americans series postage stamp.

Quote: A very great vision is needed, and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky. by author Crazy Horse overlaid on photo of photo of author Crazy Horse with quote

A very great vision is needed, and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.


Quote: My friend, why should you wish to shorten my life by taking from me my shadow? (To photographer Dr. Valentine T. McGillycuddy.). by author Crazy Horse overlaid on photo of photo of author Crazy Horse with quote

My friend, why should you wish to shorten my life by taking from me my shadow? (To photographer Dr. Valentine T. McGillycuddy.).


Quote: We preferred our own way of living. We were no expense to the government. All we wanted was peace and to be left alone. by author Crazy Horse overlaid on photo of photo of author Crazy Horse with quote

We preferred our own way of living. We were no expense to the government. All we wanted was peace and to be left alone.


Quote: At my death paint my body with red paint and plunge it into fresh water to be restored back to life, otherwise my bones will be turned into stone and my joints into flint in my grave, but my spirit will rise. by author Crazy Horse overlaid on photo of photo of author Crazy Horse with quote

At my death paint my body with red paint and plunge it into fresh water to be restored back to life, otherwise my bones will be turned into stone and my joints into flint in my grave, but my spirit will rise.




Quote: I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole earth will become One Circle again. by author Crazy Horse overlaid on photo of photo of author Crazy Horse with quote

I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole earth will become One Circle again.


Quote: I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am at that place within me, we shall be one. by author Crazy Horse overlaid on photo of photo of author Crazy Horse with quote

I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am at that place within me, we shall be one.


Quote: One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk. by author Crazy Horse overlaid on photo of photo of author Crazy Horse with quote

One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk.


Quote: Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. by author Crazy Horse overlaid on photo of photo of author Crazy Horse with quote

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.


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