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.
- Zinn Education Project article: Sept. 5, 1877: Murder of Tasunka Witko (Crazy Horse)
- Teen Vogue OG History article written by Ruth Hopkins (Cankudutawin-Red Road Woman), a Dakota/Lakota Sioux writer, biologist, attorney, and former tribal judge. What To Know About Crazy Horse on the Anniversary of His Assassination