Sunday, September 6, 2015

On This Day: In 1877 Lakota warrior Crazy Horse



 

On This Day: In 1877 Lakota warrior Crazy Horse (Tašúŋke Witkó) was bayoneted in the back and killed. He was a Native American war leader of the Oglala Lakota and 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 at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876. After surrendering to U.S. troops under General Crook in 1877, Crazy Horse was fatally wounded by a military guard while resisting imprisonment (which lacked just cause) at Camp Robinson in present-day Nebraska.

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