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Crazy Horse When I think back of the stories that I have heard about howthe Native American Indians were driven from their land andforced to live on the reservations one particular event comes tomy mind That event is the Battle of the Little Big Horn It isone of the few times that the Oglala Sioux made history with thembeing the ones who left the battlefield as winners When storiesare told or when the media dares to tamper with history it isusually the American Indians who are looked upon as the bad guysThey are portrayed as savages who spent their time raiding wagontrains and scalping the white settlers just for fun The mediahas lead us to believe that the American government was forced totake the land from these savage Indians We should put the blamewhere it belongs on the US Government who lied cheated andstole from the Oglala forcing Crazy Horse the great war chiefand many other leaders to surrender their nation in order to savethe lives of their people In the nineteenth century the most dominant nation in thewestern plains was the Sioux Nation This nation was divided intoseven tribes Oglalas Brule Minneconjou Hunkpapa No BowTwo Kettle and the Blackfoot Of these tribes they had differentband The Hunkpatila was one band of the Oglalas One of the greatest war chiefs of all times came from thisband His name was Crazy Horse Crazy Horse was not given this name on his birth date inthe fall of 1841 He was born of his father Crazy Horse anOglala holy man and his mother a sister of a Brule warriorSpotted Tail As the boy grew older his hair was wavy so his people gave him the nickname of Curly He was togo by Curly until the summer of 1858 after a battle with theArapahos Curlys brave charged against the Arapahos led hisfather to give Curly the name Crazy Horse This was the name ofhis father and of
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