In the mid-seventeenth century there were approximately 35, Ojibwa on the continent. According to the census, the Ojibwa were the third-largest Native group with a population of, after the Cherokeeand the Navajo ,
Eastman "A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.
I was hostile to the white man At times we did not get enough to eat and we were not allowed to hunt. All we wanted was peace and to be left alone. Soldiers came and destroyed our villages. Then Long Hair Custer came They say we massacred him, but he would have done the same to us. Our first impulse was to escape but we were so hemmed in we had to fight.
He was killed at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, inso that he lived barely thirty-three years. He was an uncommonly handsome man. While not the equal of Gall in magnificence and imposing stature, he was physically perfect, an Apollo in symmetry.
Furthermore he was a true type of Indian refinement and grace. He was modest and courteous as Chief Joseph; the difference is that he was a born warrior, while Joseph was not.
However, he was a gentle warrior, a true brave, who stood for the highest ideal of the Sioux. Notwithstanding all that biased historians have said of him, it is only fair to judge a man by the estimate of his own people rather than that of his enemies.
The boyhood of Crazy Horse was passed in the days when the western Sioux saw a white man but seldom, and then it was usually a trader or a soldier. He was carefully brought up according to the tribal customs.
At that period the Sioux prided themselves on the training and development of their sons and daughters, and not a step in that development was overlooked as an excuse to bring the child before the public by giving a feast in its honor.
At such times the parents often gave so generously to the needy that they almost impoverished themselves, thus setting an example to the child of self-denial for the general good. Big-heartedness, generosity, courage, and self-denial are the qualifications of a public servant, and the average Indian was keen to follow this ideal.
As every one knows, these characteristic traits become a weakness when he enters a life founded upon commerce and gain. Under such conditions the life of Crazy Horse began. They laid the spiritual and patriotic foundations of his education in such a way that he early became conscious of the demands of public service.
He was perhaps four or five years old when the band was snowed in one severe winter. They were very short of food, but his father was a tireless hunter. The buffalo, their main dependence, were not to be found, but he was out in the storm and cold every day and finally brought in two antelopes.
It turned out that neither his father nor mother had authorized him to do this. Before they knew it, old men and women were lined up before the teepee home, ready to receive the meat, in answer to his invitation.
As a result, the mother had to distribute nearly all of it, keeping only enough for two meals. On the following day the child asked for food.
His mother told him that the old folks had taken it all, and added: You must be brave. You must live up to your reputation.
He became a fine horseman and accompanied his father on buffalo hunts, holding the pack horses while the men chased the buffalo and thus gradually learning the art.General Miles sent this telegram from Rapid City to General John Schofield in Washington, D.C., on December 19, "The difficult Indian problem cannot be solved permanently at this end of the line.
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