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 allow you to visit locations where Crazy Horse actually stood, where he fought, and where he died after being stabbed by a soldier’s bayonet.
It’s been almost 140 years since the Lakota war chief Crazy Horse walked this earth, and many of the places where he roamed remain nearly unchanged from what they looked like during his time there.
Our Crazy Horse Tour this summer will take you to:
- The Little Bighorn Battlefield – This is where Crazy Horse and some 1,500 – 2,000 Lakota and Cheyenne warriors defeated and killed Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer and over 260 of his men. It is today one of the most studied and debated battles of all-time. We’ll visit Last Stand Hill where Custer died, and Reno Hill where the Lakota and Cheyenne pinned down Major Marcus Reno’s and Captain Frederick Benteen’s troops during the fight. We’ll also tour locations off the National Monument site that most people never see.
- Fort Phil Kearny/Fetterman Battlefield – Here Crazy Horse led a decoy party that resulted in wiping out an entire company of U.S. Soldiers led by William J. Fetterman. You will walk the ridge that Crazy Horse led the soldiers down, and see where the 1500 warriors rose up from their hiding places below to overwhelm them. We’ll also tour the grounds of Fort Phil Kearny in the shadow of the Bighorn Mountains. In the late afternoon, we’ll enjoy a catered BBQ at the fort with a special guest speaker.
- Fort Robinson/Red Cloud Agency – Called Camp Robinson when Crazy Horse was there, you will stand on the ground where Crazy Horse collapsed after being stabbed by a soldier while he resisted being taken to the army guardhouse. We will also visit the site of the Red Cloud Agency where Crazy Horse spent the last few months of his life.
- The Powder River Country – This is the land that Crazy Horse and his Lakota called home.
- The Tongue River – Where the Lakota often spent the winter months.
- Crazy Horse Memorial – Here they are carving the image of Crazy Horse right into the mountainside.
Our Crazy Horse Tour will be July 24-29, 2016. Reserve your spot and get more info on the tour by clicking the Crazy Horse Tour link above or just click here.