BIRTH • Birth name was Curly • Born on Rapid Creek • Born around1842(dates vary from1840-1845)
CHILDHOOD • Was known as Curly until the age of 18 • Was called this because of his long curly hair. • He had killed a buffalo and received his own horse before the age of 12.
CHILDHOOD FACTS He spent time in both Oglala & Brule camps Was recognized as being part of the Txipe,Oglala,Brule and Sioux tribes. Was the nephew of Spotted Tail
WAR Fought in the 1865-68 war led by the Oglala Chief Red Cloud Played a key role in destroying William J. Fetterman at Fort Phil Kearny in 1867 Leader in the Sioux wars in the 1860-70’s
FAMILY His fathers name was also crazy horse He had a sister and a half brother His mother died when he was very young so his father took her sister as a wife and to help raise curly and his sister
ACHIEVEMENTS He was recognized among his people as a visionary leader committed to preserving the traditions and values of their way of life He was chosen as a young man to be a chief
DEATH • He died September 5,1877 because he received a bayonet through his back
PICTURES There are no known authentic photographs of crazy horse He was known to resist having his photograph taken because most Native Americans believed that the camera would suck out their souls