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: to resist the U.S. Army that wanted to take their land and force them onto a reservation.

But what exactly was Crazy Horse’s role in this epic battle that led to the defeat of George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry? Here’s what Kingsley Bray, author of the book Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life told us in a recent interview:

 

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