Defender of Black Hills
Crazy Horse's History
Crazy Horse was born in 1840 South Dakota to become a Oglala indian chief. He had a large distrust of Americans since he was young because of the famous Grattan Massacre where his family and friends were murdered by Americans trying to claim land.Crazy Horse once said “I was hostile to the white man...we preferred hunting to a life of idleness on our reservations. At times we did not get enough to eat and we were not allowed to hunt.” This quote shows that his tribe were not even able to eat because of the American westward expansion. He was a great leader who always lead his people and never gave up so that his people can enjoy their lives.
This is the place where Crazy Horses people lived in and what he fought to preserve.
THis is one of the only pictures of Crazy Horse because he did not want his picture taken by a white man
This is who Crazy Horse fought with and helped win the battles with