Trying to portray Crazy Horse is hard since he is the only great figure of American history who never allowed his image to be photographed or painted as he would never allow his soul to be captured in his life as was believed by his people. .
Every once in a while when I am faced with challenges which call for extreme strength and determination, something that most people don’t possess, a spirit helper of mine appears. He stands by me in his silent way as he empowers me to be silent, strong, determined and to have no fear. In my minds eye I see his strong chiseled features, a face painted in black and red with a jagged line of a lightening bolt which separates the two colors. A head dress and one feather adorn his head and he is scantily dressed for battle. A proud determined ancestor of America.
Tasunka witko or Ta-Sunka-Witko (pron.: tashúnka uitko) was his Lakota name but Crazy Horse, which in the language of the Lakota meant wild horse, is the legendary name that struck fear into the hearts of many.
Crazy Horse was an Oglala Sioux and this tribe was a part of the seven great families of the Lakota, a term which means friend or ally.
The tribe of Tasunka Witko had many powerful leaders and and skilled warriors, Crazy Horse himself being one whose name sent tremors throughout the nation because he could not be defeated in battle. He was a great warrior as well as a revered holy man. Crazy Horse was said to have carried powerful magic with him. As a fierce warrior, he summoned the anger, fear and respect of the U.S. Government, it’s army and the white people. His legend still survives today as he is still respected and memorialized as what I feel is the greatest American hero of all time. He is the epitome of what Hero’s are made of.
Trying to portray Crazy Horse is hard since he is the only great figure of American history who never allowed his image to be photographed or painted as he would never allow his soul to be captured in his life as was believed by his people. The Lakota belief was that souls could be captured by pictures so Crazy Horse would always remain an elusive and mysterious warrior.
Tasunka Witko better known as Crazy Horse was the stoic Sioux warrior chief who never participated in any treaty negotiations with the Americans. Still remembered today as the warrior who was never defeated on the battlefield by anyone. Not too shabby for what white people of the time referred to as a tomahawk wielding savage on horseback. A man who possessed no fear of taking on the U.S. Army with their full force of soldiers and weaponry.
Crazy Horse was typically silent and well renowned for not boasting about his deeds or making public speeches of any sort. The longest recorded statement by him is barely 200 words and appropriately enough the utterance most associated with him is the two word Lakota war cry…”HOKA HEY” or “HO’ KA HEY” which has various translations such as:
“Today is a good day to die.”
“Welcome to the Soul.”
“Hold fast there is more.”
Crazy Horse an original bad ass of this nation and American History.
Let us never forget those who battled fiercely against the impending oppression and the annihilation being faced. I mean who else in our American history could hold the entire Nation and it’s military at bay earning their total respect and reverence? One lone warrior by the name of Crazy Horse, Tasunka-Witco, who intimidated the masses just by the mere mention of his name. Custer holds no match to this true American Hero whose spirit we need to look back upon in this day and time.
Let us remember all of the great founders if this country. The white, the black, the women and all those who fought valiantly for their rights. Most importantly let us not forget the original natives of this country, the Native American tribes.
When Crazy Horse appears to stand by my side you have no choice but to leave. He silently shows you the door which opens to take your lingering energy away from me. Your powerful spirit guides are no match for my spirit protectors. HO’ KA HEY…
The Spirit of Crazy Horse
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