On this date, Crazy Horse was literally stabbed in the back and killed while in custody at a guard house at Fort Robinson.
He was a man of mystery. We do not know what he looked like. We do not know the name of the man who murdered him. We do not know where he is buried.
Uncompromising and brave, he had been a living legend among his people. Black Elk’s father had told him that Crazy Horse dreamed and went into the world where there is nothing but the spirits of all things. That is the real world that is behind this one, and everything we see here is something like a shadow from that world. He was on his horse in that world, and the horse and himself on it and the trees and the grass and the stones and everything were made of spirit…
He joins a list of freedom fighters killed while in custody: Túpac Katari, Che Guevara, Stephen Biko, Victor Jara, Jesus.