Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Crazy Horse For Western Wednesday...!

Crazy Horse is a name most of us remember as one of the Chiefs that defeated Custer at Little Big Horn.

Here is a little more information about him from the History Channel.

1877
Crazy Horse killed

Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted by a U.S. soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. A year earlier, Crazy Horse was among the Sioux leaders who defeated George Armstrong Custer’s Seventh Cavalry at the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana Territory. The battle, in which 265 members of the Seventh Cavalry, including Custer, were killed, was the worst defeat of the U.S. Army in its long history of warfare with the Native Americans.

After the victory at Little Bighorn, U.S. Army forces led by Colonel Nelson Miles pursued Crazy Horse and his followers. His tribe suffered from cold and starvation, and on May 6, 1877, Crazy Horse surrendered to General George Crook at the Red Cloud Indian Agency in Nebraska. He was sent to Fort Robinson, where he was killed in a scuffle with soldiers who were trying to imprison him in a cell.

What a shame for him to have to die this way. Being old school as he was, I reckon being locked in a cell was NOT going to happen.

Coffee out on the patio this morning. Bring some 'skeeter spray, though.

6 comments:

Beth Bailey said...

Wow. I didn't know this. Seems native Americans usually got the short end of the stick. I remember daddy telling me once if one was part native American they tried their hardest to keep it quiet because it would bring them nothing but trouble. So sad. Love you, Bubba. Watch out for the skeeters. Buy a case of repellant and leave it on the patio.

linda m said...

I hadn't heard this story before. Wow. That is so sad. Why on earth would they want to put Crazy Horse in a cell. I honestly think he preferred to die the way he did instead of a slow death in a prison cell. At least this way he died fighting. So very sad the way the Native Americans were treated. I'll be sure and bring son "skeeter" spray.

HermitJim said...

Hey B...
One thing about it, they didn't go down easy. The 'skeeters are certainly going to be a problem later.
Thanks for stopping by today!


Hey Linda...
I'm sure that he would have prefered to go out fighting. Locking him up was not going to be easy, that's for sure.
Thanks for coming over today!

JO said...

They had no intentions of letting him live one way or another. It is a shame to kill and unarmed man so ruthlessly. Still makes me sick.

I have some skeeter spray I bought to bring up to the mountains but they're weren't any skeeters, so I will bring some along to share

Hermit's Baby Sis said...

Bubba - left my skeeter spray at the flooded house where we helping dem today. Brought some of their laundry home, and will return it tomorrow and pick up my spray then. I'm gonna need it here!
Thanks for the coffee - I'm needing it- my backside is draggin' ...

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
I think you are correct about their intentions to kill him, no matter what! Bring on the skeeter spray. for sure!
Thanks for dropping in today!


Hey Sis...
Glad you were able to help those folks. I'm sure doing some laundry for them was a great help, for sure.
Always glad to furnish the coffee, you know that.
Thanks for the visit today!