S: Crazy Horse By CJ Dunteman
BC: Crazy Horse now rests as the most well respected Indian of all time, among whites and his fellow natives.
FC: Crazy Horse By CJ Dunteman
1: Crazy Son of Worm Lover of Black Shawls, Hunting, Children Who felt jealousy for No Water, anger to Whites, fearlessness when fighting Who gives love, encouragement, food for elders Who doesn't fear whites, battle, or defeat Who would like to see Whites leave Indian land, Black Buffalo Woman leave No Water, Crows and Shoshonis die Who lived in the Powder River Country Horse
2: 12/12/11 Battle of Little Big-Horn By CJ Dunteman Crazy Horses' Oglalas, Miniconjous, Cheyennes, Hunkpapas, Sans Arcs, Brules, Two Kettle, Blackfeet Indians were together, making an army of 2,000 Indians, at the valley of Little Big-Horn. They were there to wait and fight the U.S. troops, June 24, 1876, they would attack. Major Reno, Colonel John Gibbon, and Colonel George Armstrong Custer lead the attack from three different spots trying to trap the Indians. By the end of the attack although, all the U.S. troops would die on Last Stand Hill. As Major Reno attacked first, striking the Hunkpapas, he was quickly defeated by the Indians. Colonel Custer attacked through Medicine Trail. Custer and his troops got trapped at Battle Ridge, and kept backing up Last Stand Hill until Crazy Horse defeated them with reinforcements. Later, Moving-Robe-Woman tried recalling the scene, “I heard a terrific volley of carbines. The bullets shattered the tipi poles. Women and children were running away from the gunfire. In the tumult I heard old men and women singing death songs for their warriors, who were now ready to attack the soldiers.” After the battle Sitting Bull had a message, “All my warriors were brave and knew no fear. The soldiers who were killed were brave men, too, but they had no chance to fight or run away. They were surrounded too closely by our many warriors.... We did not go out of our own country to kill them. They came to kill us and got killed themselves.” | While the Indians prepared, putting on war paint and getting their horse, Sitting Bull took elders, women, and children away to hide. Of Reno’s 140 men, 40 died, 13 were wounded, and 17 got stranded in the cottonwoods. Custer and all 231 troops died on Last Stand Hill. Before the battle, Sitting Bull had a vision of soldiers falling right into the Indians’ camp and all soldiers were killed, his vision was fulfilled in the battle.
4: Some people may not consider hunting a sport, but I would. Crazy Horse, as all Indians were, was a hunter, and a skilled one if that. For his tribe, he was the main hunter, providing lots of food for them. Crazy Horse went on his first hunting expedition at just 14 and killed a few buffalo right away, catching along very quickly. For hunting, you need good bow and arrow skills, which Crazy Horse certainly doesn't lack. | During Life-Time Sport
5: Obviously Crazy Horse would be a skilled modern hunter, horseback rider, or archer. He'd be good at todays hunting because he has an amazing shot, bow and arrow or with a rifle, as he had stole them from whites to use. He'd be good at horse racing because he would just ride into the midst of battle on his horse, firing, knocking down several soldiers in a split second, and not even struggling at controlling his horse mean while. He had learned how to ride by a standing or lying Indian and pick them up onto the back of his horse, remaining at full speed. The fact that he'd be a good archer today, is inevitable. He could knock an arrow, fire it, and have the next arrow offer before the first one landed. I think Crazy Horse probably would be a very good athlete at any sport though, as | Modern Day Sport
6: Dear Diary, Today I was proudly announced as a shirt wearer. It is a very great honor, and I am the youngest at age 24, to become one. A shirt-wearer is voted upon by the Oglala chiefs, or Big Bellies. Them main leader is Old-Man-Afraid-Of-His-Horses As a shirt-wearer, I must protect the people and give my fullest of respect and care. The other shirt-wearer’s are Young-Man-Afraid-Of-His-Horses, Sword, and American Horse, who all are sons of the Big Bellies. After the announcement, we headed to the council lodge. Us shirt-wearers then got a special feast, with roasted buffalo and boiled dog. I also received a wonderful sheepskin shirt with blue and yellow pigments. There were also beautiful bands of quillwork with pictures of men and weapons. At the end of my sleeves I have 240 locks of hair representing brave deeds. I don’t wish to appear cocky, but it fell good to have the most locks on my shirt. So then I was told my biggest duties, to care for the poor, the widows, and the orphans. I was told I was chosen because I am bighearted, generous, brave, and strong. Today was a good day, and I am very proud of becoming a shirt-wearer.
7: There were also beautiful bands of quillwork with pictures of men and weapons. At the end of my sleeves I have 240 locks of hair representing brave deeds. I don’t wish to appear cocky, but it fell good to have the most locks on my shirt. So then I was told my biggest duties, to care for the poor, the widows, and the orphans. I was told I was chosen because I am bighearted, generous, brave, and strong. Today was a good day, and I am very proud of becoming a shirt-wearer.
8: Birth Announcement! Curly | Son of Oglala Holy Man Crazy Horse, and Oglala women Rattle Blanket Woman. Second child of the family. Raised by Gathers Her Berries, stepmother, sister of Rattle Blanket Woman. Born in Rapid City. Brought to Earth to fulfill his vision, the vision of fighting through storms of all kinds, hail, tornadoes, lightning. To be able to travel through battle untouched, if he gave love to others, and put them there thoughts and needs before his own. Born to resist the power of Whites. Curly was born to later take his father's name, Crazy Horse.
9: During Crazy Horse's childhood, he was named Curly, as he had not earned the name yet. His childhood goes until he was named Crazy Horse. He was raised by his mother's sister, Gathers Her Berries, as his true mom died at a very early age. Crazy Horse was the middle child of the family, he had a little brother, Little Hawk, and an older sister, Laughing One. Curly grew up like any other Indian, learning to hunt, fight, ride a horse, and different important Indian like skills. As he grew up, he did everything with his kola(best friend) Hump. As a child he did running, jumping, and wrestling contests with other boys. At young ages he would play with his father a ton, riding his father like a horse. A game common around pre-teens was a game where two teams attacked each other with torches, hitting each other until the other team surrendered. In teen years he learned how to ride horses, hunt, and fight. At the age of 10 or 11 he joined his first hunting party and horse-catching expedition. When he brought his first pony back his dad gave him a new name, His-Horse-On-Sight, but the name didn't stay and he continued to be called Curly. In 1855 at age 14, he joined his first battle and killed a woman. He wasn't very proud of killing her though, so he didn't get his first scalp. Curly's childhood ended when he had his vision of life. The vision was of him riding his horse through battle while the bullets flew by him. He was fighting through rain, then lightning, and through other storms. Curly was wearing rain spots on his back, one feather in his hair, and a lightning bolt on his cheek. When he told his father the vision, he gave him instructions and named Curly Crazy Horse at age 18. | Childhood
10: Horse Racing Picture http://goo.gl/wJgEj | Modern Day Hunting Bows http://goo.gl/3u36S | Battle of Little Big Horn http://goo.gl/S5hde | Crazy Horse Statue http://goo.gl/n24Cm | Bibliography
11: Freedman, Russell, and Amos Bad Heart Bull. The Life and Death of Crazy Horse. New York: Holiday, 1996. Print. | Indians Hunting Buffalo http://goo.gl/f2r7y | Painting of Crazy Horse http://goo.gl/86oW8 | Battle of Little Big Horn http://goo.gl/tHj68 | http://goo.gl/D9EAF