Oglala Sioux Chief Crazy Horse by William R Sanford

By William R Sanford

Based on ancient debts, the writer tells the genuine tale of this fearless chief, and the various assaults he led opposed to the U.S. military. ultimately, he was once compelled to give up and died mysteriously whereas lower than arrest in fortress Robinson, Nebraska. A sculpture memorializing him are available at the aspect of a mountain within the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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The treaty promised that the Sioux could keep most of the Dakota Territory. ”2 Whites were banned from this land forever. Crazy Horse did not go with Red Cloud to Fort Laramie. He remained on the Powder River. He had much to celebrate. For the first time in his life he was free of whites. He could hunt and roam freely in one of the world’s most beautiful regions. Wild game was plentiful. Image Credit: Library of Congress In 1868, Red Cloud signed a peace treaty at Fort Laramie. It banned the whites from most of the Dakota Territory and promised the Sioux they could keep the land as their hunting grounds.

Crazy Horse found a small herd of buffalo. It provided food for the Oglala. 4 Crazy Horse refused. He thought he would be for the rest of the winter. In February, Crook sent a message to Crazy Horse. He asked Crazy Horse to surrender at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. Crook promised he could have his own agency in the Powder River country. Crazy Horse sent word he would come when the weather was better. Crazy Horse arrived May 6, 1877. Twenty thousand watched him march in. The parade of 800 Oglala and 1,700 ponies was two miles long.

If you stay here, you must listen to me. ”1 Crazy Horse promised his uncle he would obey him and live there in peace. Crazy Horse said he had not threatened to go to war again. He did not plan to kill General Crook. Lieutenant Jesse Lee was the agent at Spotted Tail Agency. Crazy Horse promised him that he would ride back to Fort Robinson the next day and explain. Lee promised he would talk with the fort commander there. On September 6, 1877, Spotted Tail and Touch the Clouds rode beside Crazy Horse on the forty-five mile ride back.

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