This web page is to show the life of a great Indian hero. Crazy Horse was born in 1844 as an Oglala Sioux. His first name was Curly, after his father, but after his first wardeed at a young age gave him the name Crazy Horse. He had light skin and hair with a very quiet manner. He also had unusual spiritual powers which others called him "Strange One". Crazy Horse's real heroism came in 1876, when he led the Sioux to the Battle of the Rosebud and the Little Big Horn. On June 17, they conquered General Crook and his men. Then eight days later along with 2500 other Sioux and Cheyenne at the Little Big Horn. Some say it lasted only ten minutes as Crazy Horse wiped out General Custer and his men. Crazy Horse finally, voluntarily surrendered in 1877 and was killed by a soldier as he was forced into a jail cell on September 5 of that year. A gigantic figure if Crazy horse is being sculptured out of mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

My Snazzy List of Links

Crazy Horse Tashunkewitko, Oglala:
Lakota noon at the Greasy Grass: Battle at the Little Bighorn
Custer-You should see the hills from here.:
Archives of the West 1874-1877:
Crazy Horse Tashunca-uitco (1849-1877):
Crazy Horse:
Crazy Horse Mountain Carving:
Legends and Landmarks:

I hope you enjoyed this page on one of the greatest American Indian heroes. Crazy Horse was a great leader. He was even acknowledged by President Grant as one of the United States greatest leaders in our history as a nation. Everyone needs to learn about Crazy Horse and if you get a chance, go and visit the Memorial they are carving of him. You can also e-mail me at for any questions.