What is Crazy Horse?

  • (noun): A chief of the Sioux who resisted the invasion of the Black Hills and joined Sitting Bull in the defeat of General Custer at Little Bighorn (1849-1877).
    Synonyms: Tashunca-Uitco

Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse (Lakota: Tȟašúŋke Witkó, IPA:tχaʃʊ̃kɛ witkɔ in Standard Lakota Orthography), literally "His-Horse-Is-Crazy" or "His-Horse-Is-Spirited"; 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.

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Sculpture Of The United States - Public Monuments - Carving Mountains
... These are Mount Rushmore, Stone Mountain, and Crazy Horse Memorial ... The Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota depicts the Oglala Lakota warrior Crazy Horse riding a horse and pointing into the distance ...
Crazy Horse Memorial - Controversies
... Crazy Horse resisted being photographed and was deliberately buried where his grave would not be found ... as a metaphoric tribute to the spirit of Crazy Horse and Native Americans ... Elaine Quiver, a descendant of Crazy Horse, said in 2003 that the elder Standing Bear should not have independently petitioned Ziolkowski to create the memorial ...
Crazy Horse (film)
... Crazy Horse is a 1996 film based on the true story of Crazy Horse, Native American war leader of the Oglala Lakota, directed by John Irvin ...
List Of Equestrian Statues In The United States - List - South Dakota
... Custer County The Spirit of Crazy Horse (work in progress), by Korczak Ziolkowski, Crazy Horse Memorial, Thunderhead Mountain, begun 1948 ... Crazy Horse Memorial ...

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