Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Crazy Horse Character Analysis

Crazy Horse was an influential chief of the Oglala Tribe, who partnered with Sitting Bull to lead a series of successful guerilla attacks on the U.S. troops in the western United States—first at the Battle of Rosebud and then, most famously, at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. In spite of his successes, Crazy Horse’s followers were often on the verge of starvation, and in 1877 he had no choice but to surrender to the U.S. army. A few weeks later, he was stabbed and killed, supposedly because he’d tried to attack an American soldier. Crazy Horse was buried near Wounded Knee Creek, foreshadowing the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890.

Crazy Horse Quotes in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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Chapter 12 Quotes

At a place known only to them they buried Crazy Horse somewhere near Chankpe Opi Wakpala, the creek called Wounded Knee.

Related Characters: Crazy Horse
Related Symbols: Wounded Knee Massacre
Page Number: 313
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