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Flying Hawk Recalls Crazy Horse
"I HAVE BEEN in nine battles with Crazy Horse; won them all. Crazy Horse was quiet and not inclined to associate with others; he was in the front of every battle; he was the greatest leader of our tribe; he told me this story once:
I was sitting on a hill or rise, and something touched me on the head; I felt for it and found it was a bit of grass. I took it to look at; there was a trail nearby and I followed it; it led to water; I went into the water; there the trail ended and I sat down in the water; I was nearly out of breath; I started to rise out of the water, and when I came out I was born by my mother. When I was born I could know and see and understand for a time, but afterwards went back to it as a baby; then I grew up naturally -- at the age of seven I began to learn, and when twelve began to fight enemies. That was the reason I always refused to wear any war-dress; only a bit of grass in the hair; that was why I always was successful in battles. The first fight was with the Shoshones...
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