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Monday, September 5, 2022

On Sept. 5, 1877, Tasunka Witko (Chief Crazy Horse) was murdered by the U.S. military. Chief Crazy Horse earned his reputation among the Lakota not only by his skill and daring in battle but also by his fierce determination to preserve his people’s traditional way of life. He fought to prevent American encroachment on Lakota lands following the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.