Crazy Horse Research Paper

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Crazy Horse or Cha-O-Ha (“In the Wilderness” or “Among the Trees”) was a Native American war leader of the Oglala Lakota. He took up arms against the U.S. Federal Government to fight them for encroachments on the territories and way of life of the Lakota people. This leads to a victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876. Four months after surrendering to General Cook in May of 1877, Crazy Horse was fatally wounded. He was wounded by a military guard while allegedly resisting imprisonment at Camp Robinson in present day Nebraska. Crazy horse ranks among the most notable and iconic of Native Americans. Crazy Horse was born between 1840 and 1845. Crazy Horse was born “in the year in which he belonged, the Oglala, stole one hundred horses, and in the fall of the year” according to an Oglala medicine man. Oral history accounts that Crazy Horse was born in the spring of 1840 by his relatives. The elder…show more content…
Crazy Horse lured Fetterman’s infantry up a hill, while Grummond’s cavalry followed the other six warriors along Peno Head Ridge and down Peno Creek. Cheyenne leader Little Wolf and his warriors blocked the route back to the fort. The cavalry realized that they were surrounded, Grummond headed back towards Fetterman’s cavalry. This battle was the worst defeat of the Army. 1,000 U.S. soldiers were slaughtered. This was known as the Fetterman Massacre, but to the Lakota and Cheyenne it was known has Battle of the Hundred in the Hand. On June 17, 1876, Crazy Horse led a combined group of approximately 1,500 Lakota and Cheyenne in a surprise attack. The attack was against brevetted Brigadier General George Crook’s force of 1,000 cavalry and infantry, and allied 300 Crow and Shoshone warriors in the Battle of the Rosebud. Crazy Horse died in September of
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