Crazy Horse - Leader of the Oglala Lakota Sioux

27 August 2018

Thasunke Witko or Crazy Horse was an Oglala Lakota war leader who fought the US government, mainly over settlers moving onto Indian territory.

He fought to preserve the Lakota way of life which led to him fighting several battles in the plains war of the northern Great Plains.

He also participated in the battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, leading his band in the attack and flanking the Custer from the north and west.

At the same time the Hunkpapa warriors of chief Gall attacked from the south and east culminating in a stunning victory.

Crazy Horse was independent and spirited to the end.  

In late 1877 while taking his sick wife back to her family, General Crook ordered him to be arrested. Crazy Horse began to resist the officers and a soldier bayoneted and killed him.

An unfitting end to a great warriors life where his actions and single minded focus earned him great respect from not only his own people, but from his enemies as well.

The Oglala Sioux, meaning "to scatter one's own" in Lakota, are one of seven tribes that make, along with the Dakota, up the Lakota people. These tribes are generally described as the Great Sioux Nation.

Indian Forces – Ogalala Sioux Chief Red Cloud 

The Project for Crazy Horses Warriors 

Crazy Horse’s Warriors are now based and we are showing them as both Foot and Mounted mixed on the base together, in this this way we are attempting to show how the warriors fought. So here is Sitting Bull, Chief Gall and their forces.