A Sioux War Chief and His Many Enemies



The Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota’s Black Hills

The Lakota Siouxwar chief Crazy Horse now lives in legend—as he did among his own people years before his death in 1877. He was the "strange man of the Oglalas," painting his body and horse in unorthodox patterns yet rarely fighting on horseback, preferring to dismount to take careful aim. Modern historians portray him as his own people did during the years of the late 1860s and early 1870s: as the leading war chief of the allied tribes of the Lakota, teamed with Sitting Bull, the leading political and spiritual chief. Yet when Crazy Horse met his end, he had become the most divisive figure among the various tribes that had surrendered at the close of the Great Sioux War of 1876-77.

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