By Jon Sterngass
The lifetime of loopy Horse, the best warrior of the Lakota humans, is full of secret. He didn't depart any letters, diaries, or speeches, and it really is nonetheless doubtful no matter if his dying used to be a homicide or an twist of fate. but loopy Horse is still a compelling image of freedom and dignity. As whites invaded Lakota lands and the buffalo herds shrank, many Lakota settled on reservations. loopy Horse, even though, thoroughly rejected the reservation process and negotiations with the invaders. He helped lead the Lakota in of the best defeats ever suffered by means of the U.S. military: the Fetterman struggle in 1866 and the conflict of Little Bighorn opposed to normal George Armstrong Custer in 1876. In loopy Horse, examine this mysterious guy who performed a wide position within the local American battles within the West.
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White settlers in Colorado, however, viewed these Easterners as naive do-gooders who did not understand reality. When Americans were in the mood to punish Native Americans, they would attack whichever group they came across. ” Sand Creek was a disaster for the Native peoples who desired peace on the Plains. Those Lakota and Cheyenne who had supported treaty making with the United States now looked foolish. Cheyenne refugees joined the Lakota to bring war to the northern Great Plains. In early 1865, Native Americans ripped up telegraph wire, ambushed emigrant wagon trains, and attacked white settlements.
Indd 57 6/10/10 10:53:28 AM 58 Crazy Horse was expected to keep little for himself. This was not a problem for Crazy Horse, who still followed his vision and gave almost everything away. With his appointment as a Shirt Wearer, Crazy Horse had reached the top of Lakota society. To many Lakota, he seemed to display the four virtues that the tribe most admired: courage, fortitude, generosity, and wisdom. The people recognized him as one of the greatest warriors in a culture that gave the highest honors to great warriors.
Crazy Horse would have been about 15 at the time of these events. He was too young to be a warrior but old enough to take an interest. The teenaged Crazy Horse might have been present at the Grattan Fight. His family may have been camping next to the Oregon Trail a few miles east of Fort Laramie. It is even possible that Crazy Horse was living with Little Thunder in the summer of 1855 but was out hunting when the terrible attack came. There is a tendency, however, to place Crazy Horse at the scene of every incident and battle on the northern Great Plains.
Crazy Horse (Legends of the Wild West) by Jon Sterngass