Crazy Horse 1842-1877

Place and date of his birth are uncertain, he was probably born in the early 1840s near Bear Butte on the Belle Fourche River in South Dakota. The father of Crazy Horse was a medicine man of the Oglala subtribe, and his mother a Brulé, the sister of Spotted Tail. His mother died when he was young, and his father took her sister as a wife and she helped raise Crazy Horse. As a youth he was known as Curly, but acquired the father's name of Crazy Horse after proving himself in combat.

Crazy Horse was an imposing figure, about six feet tall. He married a Cheyenne woman, and this resulted in close ties between his band of the Sioux and the Cbeyennes. He was also, by marriage, a relative of the famous Red Cloud.

In Memory of Crazy Horse A collection of Interviews from people who knew the Oglala Lakota leader as well as quotes from those who fought him
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Crazy Horse Acrchives Documents pertaining to Crazy Horse (Tasunka Witko), posted here in hopes of helping others to understand this famous but misunderstood leader.
Crazy Horse [emayzine.com] outlines the life of the leader of the Sioux Wars of the 1860s-1870s.
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Learn about the man, the mounument and events.
Crazy Horse/Tashunkewitko, Oglala detailed and passionate account of his life.
Alleged Photo of Crazy Horse http://www.dickshovel.com/Allegedphoto.html