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Crazy Horse

noun
1.
(Tashunca-Uitco) c1849–77, leader of the Oglala Sioux tribe: defeated General George Custer at battle of Little Bighorn.
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  • The little fellow clung on; but the Crazy Horse, instead of running, began a hornpipe right between the deadly rails.

    The Nerve of Foley Frank H. Spearman
  • I don't think much of your Lauzanne, he's like a Crazy Horse.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • I mind me we did a bit of assay work for your people the other day—the Crazy Horse, wasn't it?

    The Claim Jumpers Stewart Edward White
  • All the honors were with Crazy Horse, and he was the hero of the western plains.

    Famous Indian Chiefs Charles H. L. Johnston
  • The fire from the followers of Crazy Horse grew more and more accurate.

    Famous Indian Chiefs Charles H. L. Johnston
  • Crazy Horse then realized that he was practically a prisoner.

    Famous Indian Chiefs Charles H. L. Johnston
  • Crazy Horse took no part in the discussion, but he and all the young warriors were in accord with the decision of the council.

    Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  • Crazy Bull and Crazy Horse stand for utter fearlessness and unconsciousness of danger, rather than madness.

    Indian Scout Talks Charles A. Eastman
  • The captives in camp said the attacking Indians were reinforcements from the camp of Crazy Horse further west.

  • Crazy Horse cars jangled down the main Main Street to the docks.

British Dictionary definitions for Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse

noun
1.
Indian name Ta-Sunko-Witko. ?1849–77, Sioux Indian chief, remembered for his attempts to resist White settlement in Sioux territory
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Crazy Horse in Culture

Crazy Horse definition


A Sioux chief of the nineteenth century. Crazy Horse was one of the leaders of the Native American forces at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876. (See Custer's last stand.)

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