S: The Legend of Crazy Horse
BC: The legend lives on
FC: The Legend of Crazy Horse By: Adera Preston
1: BRAVE | BOLD Three perfect adjectives for the extraordinary man Crazy Horse would include brave, bold, and leader. This is because the acts of Crazy Horse (formally known as "Curly") more often than not consisted of these heroic characteristics. | LEADER
2: Crazy Horse Memorial
3: Crazy Horse was born into the Sioux tribe, which had a reputation for being warriors. Curly had killed buffalo before the age of 12, and was essentially born into hunting, fighting and killing. | This did not make Crazy horse a violent person, it was his back up plan when times called for such things. Although he was good at what he did, Crazy Horse was a reasonable man capable, like the rest of us, of loving.
4: Supporting Crazy Horse at home was his first wife, of the the Cheyenne people, and second wife of the Ogblala people.
5: She would stay home while Crazy horse fought in many battles. Due to his natural guidance, and marriage of royalty, Crazy horse became chief of the Oglala people.
6: His band fought in the opening of the Black Hills war. This lead to threats and campaigns from the military, ordering his band back to reservations. | This resulted in fighting all throughout 1876 and 1877.
7: During the battle, when Crazy horse and his band encountered tough times such as their village being burnt, and their horses taken, Crazy horse single handedly recaptured the herd, and his bands' mental sanity.
8: Then came the battle of rosebud on June 17, 1876. And soon to follow, the battle of Little Bighorn, Crazy Horse's last successful battle.
9: Curly would then lead his people back to rosebud because of the victory. But his people were cold, sick, and starving. So left with no other choice, Curly agreed to a verbal treaty stating that if they surrendered, their life on the reservation would be a pleasant one. | On May 5, 1877, it was clear that the promise of freedom was a lie. Crazy horse now living aloof among the white settlers and elder Native Americans, and rumors of Crazy Horse's plans of rebellion would soon cost him.
10: Crazy Horse and his family attempted to run away. But where caught, and when Crazy Horse naturally resisted, he was stabbed with a bayonet in the abdomen. He died later that night, but is remembered for his courageous heart.