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A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky I was hostile to the white manwe preferred hunting to a life of idleness on our reservations At times we did not get enough to eat and we were not allowed to hunt All we wanted was peace and to be left alone Soldiers came and destroyed our villages Then Long Hair Custer cameThey say we massacred him but he would have done the same to us Our first impulse was to escape but we were so hemmed in we had to fight Crazy Horse as Remembered by Ohiyesa AKA Dr Charles A Eastman I chose to write about Crazy Horse because he is a man who suffered for the cause of freedom from genocide and oppression He was a warrior for justice Crazy Horse did not have an equal as a warrior or a chief He gave submissive allegiance to no man white or Indian and claimed his inalienable rights as an Indian to wander at will over the hunting grounds of his people He never registered at any agency never touched a pen never signed a treaty and refused to allow any photographs to be taken of him He wanted only peace and a way of living for his people without having to live on the white mans reservations Crazy Horse Tashunkewitko was born on the Republican River about 1845 He was killed at Fort Robinson Nebraska in 1877 so that he lived barely thirty-three years He was an uncommonly handsome man It is said that Crazy Horse was physically perfect like an Apollo He was modest and courteous but was a born warrior However he was a gentle warrior a true brave who stood for the highest ideals of the
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