The Death of Crazy Horse: September 5, 1877

It was on this date (September 5, 1877) 139 years ago that the Lakota war chief Crazy Horse was killed at Camp Robinson, Nebraska. And while the blade of a soldier’s bayonet is what killed the Lakota leader, many others believe that jealousy and the backdoor politics of his fellow Lakota did more to contribute to his death than the actual blade of a knife.

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Sept 4, 1877: The Arrest of Crazy Horse

On the morning of September 4, 1877, Lakota leaders and warriors such as Red Cloud, American Horse, and Young Man Afraid of His Horse rode with hundreds of U.S. Army soldiers to arrest the Lakota war chief Crazy Horse at his camp outside the Red Cloud Agency near Camp Robinson, Nebraska. The Indians were attired for war; the soldiers brought with them two Gatling guns.

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5 Crazy Horse Books (Non-Fiction) You Must Read

There are literally hundreds of books out there that cover the topic of Crazy Horse. While working on my book ‘Crazy Horse: Where My Dead Lie Buried,’ I read dozens of books on the Lakota leader, as well as dozens on the Indian Wars. It’s a topic for me that never grows old. If you’re interested in the subject of Crazy Horse, here’s 3 Crazy Horse books that I believe are essential:

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Crazy Horse at the Battle of the Little Bighorn

The Lakota warrior Crazy Horse was one of the prime leaders at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. It was he and Sitting Bull who had rallied together the estimated eight to ten thousand Lakota and Cheyenne Indians who were gathered there. The Indians had come to the Greasy Grass (the Lakota name for the Little Bighorn River) united in purpose:

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Walk in the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse tours is proud to be able to offer you a tour of the ‘Lands of Crazy Horse’. You will literally walk in the footsteps of the great Lakota war chief and leader. We will visit such places as the Little Bighorn Battlefield, Fort Phil Kearny and Fort Robinson (where he died), and other Indian Wars battlefields and sites that were significant in the life of Crazy Horse.

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Welcome to Crazy Horse Tours

To coincide with the release of my new book Crazy Horse: Where My Dead Lie Buried, I thought it would be fun to offer a tour that takes you to the actual places that figured so prominently in the life of the most famous of all Lakota warriors. The tour will take you to locations where Crazy Horse actually stood, where he fought, and on the patch of ground where he writhed in pain after being stabbed by a soldier’s bayonet.

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