The Death of Crazy Horse : A Tragic Episode in Lakota History (Paperback)

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On May 7, 1877, less than a year after his overwhelming victory at Little Big Horn, Crazy Horse, the charismatic Oglala Sioux whose name had become the epitome of Indian resistance to white encroachment, surrendered at Camp Robinson, Nebraska Territory. A young man of slight build and quiet ways dramatically at odds with his extraordinary influence and stature, he was viewed by the military as a potential civil leader of all Sioux.

What happened between May 15, 1877, when, anticipating a visit to the president in Washington, Crazy Horse was sworn in as a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. military, and September 5, 1877, when he was bayoneted in the back by a military guard, is the stuff of rumor and legend. And yet, reliable accounts of the last days of Crazy Horse do exist. The interviews collected in this book describe in stark detail the surrender and death of Crazy Horse from the perspective of Indian and mixed-blood contemporaries. Supplemented by military orders, telegrams, and reports, and rounded out with dispatches from numerous newspaper correspondents, these eyewitness accounts compose a unique firsthand view of the events and circumstances surrounding this tragic episode in Lakota history.

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Publisher Univ of Nebraska Pr
Mfg Part# 9780803273252
SKU 30705354
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0803273258
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.5L x 0.5T
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Editors Note Eyewitness and newspaper accounts describe the surrender and death of Crazy Horse, a charismatic and influential Ogala Sioux Indian and non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, who was apparently stabbed in the back.
Editors Note 1 Eyewitness and newspaper accounts describe the surrender and death of Crazy Horse, a charismatic and influential Ogala Sioux Indian and non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, who was apparently stabbed in the back.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0288
Publisher Bison Books
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