Crazy Horse Biography

Crazy Horse, literally "His-Horse-Is-Crazy"; ca. 1840 – September 5, 1877 was a Native American war leader of the Oglala Lakota. He took up arms against the U.S. Federal government to fight against encroachments on the territories and way of life of the Lakota people, including leading a war party to victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876. Four months after surrendering to U.S. troops under General Crook in May 1877, Crazy Horse was fatally wounded by a military guard, using his bayonet, while allegedly resisting imprisonment at Camp Robinson in present-day Nebraska. He ranks among the most notable and iconic of Native American tribal members and has been honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a 13¢ Great Americans series postage stamp. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Crazy Horse
Full Name:
Tȟašúŋke Witkó
Nationality:
Oglala Lakota
Profession:
Tribal chief
Ethnicity:
Sioux, Indigenous peoples of the Americas
Date of Birth:
December 4, 1840
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
September 5, 1877
Age at Death:
36
Cause of Death:
Murder, Stab wound
Crazy Horse Timeline
  • 1877-01-08
    Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory).
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