By Jon Sterngass
the genuine lifetime of loopy Horse is plagued with questions. He didn't go away any letters or diaries nor are there any files of speeches he made. so much significantly, it truly is nonetheless doubtful even if his demise used to be an twist of fate or a homicide. however, loopy Horse is taken into account a gripping image of freedom, dignity, and the yank West. He was once the unfathomable chief for the Lakota tribe and was once regarded upon for defense by way of his humans. yet as whites invaded the Lakota lands and the buffalo herds shrank, many Lakota have been pressured to relocate to reservations. yet no longer all, for loopy Horse was resolute to struggle for his domestic.
Rejecting the reservation procedure and negotiations with the white invaders, he guided the Lakota in of the main enormous defeats ever suffered through the united states military: the Fetterman struggle in 1866, and the conflict of Little Bighorn in 1876, which was once fought opposed to the notorious common George Armstrong Custer. Over twenty illustrations and images support youngsters higher comprehend this important determine and pivotal second in nineteenth-century American historical past. Crazy Horse, a part of the Wild West for children sequence, is a must-read for any younger historian hoping to benefit a few mysterious guy who performed an influential position within the local American battles within the West.
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