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Frank Grouard recalls Crazy Horse, #2
CRAZY HORSE, like the other members of his family, was remarkably white for an Indian, and many who met him imagined he was not a fullblooded Sioux. His hair, which was a sandy brown, was unlike any other man's in the tribe. Grouard says the Oglala chief was a fine-looking savage in 1873, when he first met him. A trifle less than six feet tall, he was straight as an arrow. He was naturally spare and could stand any amount of hardship. He was proud of his people and their history and, like Sitting Bull, was opposed to any and all intercourse with the whites.
Grouard says Crazy Horse was the bravest man he ever met. Reserved at all times, his council was greatly sought after, and even in the most solemn deliberations of the Oglalas he spoke only through some chosen friend. In reality, he was an hereditary chief. His battles with the whites proved his prowess, and the honors which he brushed aside in savagery were thrust upon him by the "advanced guard of civilization." He possessed nothing but his native intelligence and cunning. He gave no thought to...
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