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The Complete
Crazy Horse
Surrender Ledger
The U.S. Army's surrender census of Crazy Horse's band

From the official Red Cloud Agency records for May 6, 1877.

Note

Sioux warrior Red Shirt, who surrendered with Crazy Horse in May 1877HERE IS THE complete Crazy Horse Surrender Ledger, the census of Crazy Horse's band compiled by the U.S. Army on May 6, 1877, the day Crazy Horse and his nearly 900 followers surrendered at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.

Astonisher.com is pleased to present the complete Crazy Horse Surrender Ledger here -- in an accessible, easily studied form -- for the first time ever.

Access to the full list and the data on lodge composition and children is both fascinating and immediately illuminating.

For instance, it reveals that Crazy Horse shared a lodge with Tall Bull and his family, that Little Big Man was apparently not captured at the Battle of Slim Buttes (as Short Bull recalled 54 years later), that powerful warriors White Twin and Knife Chief were with Crazy Horse when he surrendered, as was Charging Hawk (one of the prime nominees to be Custer's killer -- see Who Killed Custer? for more info).

An amusing sidelight of the Crazy Horse Surrender Ledger is the presence of many scatological names like Shits On His Hand, Pisses In The Horn, Soft Prick, Snatch Stealer, Makes Widows Cry, Tanned Nuts, and the woman, Bull Proof. These names may reflect the Sioux habit of enlisting a winkte (a male transvestite, whom the Sioux believed had the power of prophesy) to give children "joke names."

It has also been suggested that members of Crazy Horse's band may have used these names when they surrendered as a tacit, passive form of disrespect for the surrender process. Another obvious possibility is that these scatological Sioux names were intended to disguise the true identity of the individuals. Who were the last three members of Crazy Horse's band to surrender -- really? We'll never know for sure, but I'll bet they were better known by names other than the ones they gave the gullible Americans: Singing Prick, Stinking Tie, Dog Nothing.

Finally, we are pleased to return one member of Crazy Horse's band -- Scabby Place -- to the list. Somehow, Scabby Place was entirely omitted from the Crazy Horse Surrender Ledger in the difficult and frustrating version published by the Nebraska State Historical Society in 1994. (Scabby Face, page 165 line 1, was on the Nebraska Historical Society's version of the list, but Scabby Place, page 165 line 13, was left out.)

There is also a great deal more information for those who wish to study. So here is the complete Crazy Horse Surrender Ledger, as it was taken down in longhand on May 6, 1877 by Lt. Charles A. Johnson and Charles P. Jordan, the chief clerk for the Red Cloud Agency, in globally-searchable form for the first time ever...

-- Bruce Brown
May 6, 2007
Updated April 6, 2011


[Red Cloud Agency] Register May 6, 1877
Crazy Horse Band Sioux

Lodges Heads of Households Adult
Males
Adult
Females
Children
Male
Children
Female
Total
People
1 Thunder Tail
White Twin
2 5 1 8
1 Whistler
The Bud
2 3 2 7
1 Heap Bear Lays Down
One Kills at Eight Steps
2 3 5
1 Crazy Heart
Living Bear
Hoarse
3 5 3 11
1 Bear Star 1 1 2
1 White Hair
White Bear
Big Eater
3 4 1 2 10
1 Pretty Legs
Iron Magpie
2 4 5 11
1 Bear Bird
Wrinkler
2 3 2 1 8
1 War Shanty
White Face
2 2 1 5
1 Don't get out of the Way
Fat Rump
Dry Lake
3 1 2 1 7
1 One brings shit far away 1 3 2 3 9
1 Black Eye Lid 1 1 1 3 6
1 The Last
Bull Man
White Rabbit
Sitting Horse
4 1 3 3 11
1 Likes to Fight 1 2 2 5
Lodges Heads of Households Adult
Males
Adult
Females
Children
Male
Children
Female
Total
People
14 Brought forward from page 163 24 38 15 23 105
1 Widow (W) 1 2 1 4
1 Skunk Head 1 2 1 4
1 Gets Married (W) 2 2 1 5
1 Thunder Hawk 1 1 1 3
1 Crossways 1 1 1 3
1 Brings News (W) 3 2 1 6
1 Big Belly Mule
Top Lodge
Iroquois Imitation
Yellow Left
2 2 1 3 8
1 Belly Inside 1 2 2 3 8
1 Gets Together 1 1 2 2 6
1 Pisses in the Horn
Moccasin Hide
2 3 2 7
1 Four Bullets
Comes from War
Wood Boat
3 3 1 4 11
1 Long Name 1 2 3
1 Big Lodge Chimney 1 1 2 2 6
1 Torn Belly
Red Crane
White Bull
3 2 1 6
1 Crazy Bear
Skunk Guts
2 1 1 3 7
1 Widow #2 (W) 2 2 4
1 The Chief 1 2 1 1 5
1 Hollow Sunflower 1 2 1 4
1 Blackbird 1 1 1 3 6
1 Fills the Pipe 1 1 3 5
1 Three Hawks 1 2 1 4
Lodges Heads of Households Adult
Males
Adult
Females
Children
Male
Children
Female
Total
People
36 Brought forward from page 164 55 78 41 54 228
1 Scabby Face 1 3 3 7
1 Water Snake
Tanned Nuts
Long Handle
3 2 5
1 Saddle
Clown
2 2 2 1 7
1 Charging Hawk
Red Tail
2 4 3 9
1 Warms his Blanket
Feather Moon
Black Elk
3 6 1 10
1 Looks Yellow 1 2 3
1 Scabby Place * 1 2 2 5
1 Soft Prick 1 3 2 6
1 Makes Widows Cry 1 1 2
1 Hairy 1 2 2 5
1 Black Elk 1 1 3 5
1 Red Hawk
Good Boy
2 1 4 7
1 Bad Partisan
Plenty Shells
Lone Elk
Crazy Head
4 4 2 1 11
1 Comes in Day
Grandfather
2 2 4 1 9
1 White Bear 1 2 1 1 5
1 Grey Head (W) 1 1
1 Runner 1 1 1 1 4
1 Bad Hand 1 2 1 1 5
1 Walks in Mud 1 1 1 3
Lodges Heads of Households Adult
Males
Adult
Females
Children
Male
Children
Female
Total
People
55 Brought forward from page 165 84 120 62 71 337
1 Red Rock 1 1 1 3
1 One Teet
Enemy
2 2 4
1 Spotted Hand
Runs on
2 6 2 1 11
1 Wrinkled Face 1 1 2
1 Robe Hair Outside 1 1 2 4
1 Duck Belly
Sleeps There
Around the Quiver
3 1 4
1 Woman Bone 1 2 4 4 11
1 Looks White
Slow White Cow
2 2 2 6
1 Kills the Married 1 2 3
1 Rider
Short
2 2 4
1 Dog Ear
Melter
2 1 3 2 8
1 The Bugger 1 1 3 5
1 Bear Paw 1 1 2
1 Pumkin Hill 1 2 3 1 7
1 Face Turner 1 4 5
1 Man on Top
Lives Out
2 2 1 5
1 Circled Lodge (W) 2 2
1 The Bull
Shits on his Hand
2 1 3
1 Cockeyed Woman (W) 2 2 1 5
1 The Hill 1 1 2
1 Neck Prick
Belly
2 2 3 1 8
Lodges Heads of Households Adult
Males
Adult
Females
Children
Male
Children
Female
Total
People
76 Brought forward from page 166 113 154 84 85 441
1 Shits on the Eagle 1 1 2 2 5
1 Gone Again 1 1 1 3
1 Knife Chief 1 3 7 8 19
1 The Hand 1 2 2 5
1 One that Searches (W) 3 1 4
1 Little Prick
Sits Up Above
The Rump
2 3 2 2 10
1 No Neck 1 1 3 1 6
1 Little Back
Gopher
2 3 2 1 8
1 Wood Root
Bad Warrior
2 1 1 4
1 Tobacco 1 1 4 2 8
1 Horned Horse
At the End
Sees the Cow
3 3 1 7
1 Dancing Arrow
Sitting Bear
2 3 22 9
1 Hole in Face 1 1 2 4
1 Blue Horse #2 1 1 1 3
1 Ree (W) 1 1 1 3
1 Hangs His Head
One Grass
Ree
Soldier
4 3 1 4 12
1 Green Blanket (W) 1 1 2
1 Bull Proof (W) 3 1 1 5
1 Singing Bear
Loafer
2 1 1 2 6
Lodges Heads of Households Adult
Males
Adult
Females
Children
Male
Children
Female
Total
People
95 Brought forward from page 167 139 195 116 114 564
1 Belly Full 1 2 3 6
1 Poor Dog
Soaring Bear
2 1 2 2 7
1 Fills Up 1 2 1 4
1 Grass Prick
Iron White Man
2 4 2 1 9
1 Crazy Horse
Tall Bull
2 3 2 7
1 Thick Face
Little Boy
2 1 1 4
1 Little Hawk
Snatch Stealer
2 3 2 3 10
1 Bad Minneconjou
Plenty Dogs
2 3 2 7
1 Laugher (W) 1 1 1 3
1 Little Bull
Horse Bear
2 4 2 3 11
1 War Club
Owns Arrow
2 2 2 3 9
1 Little Big Man 1 1 1 3
1 Side Rib 1 1 2 4
1 One That Steals 1 2 1 3 7
1 Runs in Sight (W) 3 2 5
1 Lightning Killer 1 2 1 4
1 Crooked Mouth (W) 2 2
1 Strong Fox 1 2 1 4
1 Lays Laughing
Short Brule
Fat Rump
3 4 1 8
1 Leggings 1 2 3 1 7
Lodges Heads of Households Adult
Males
Adult
Females
Children
Male
Children
Female
Total
People
115 Brought forward from page 168 166 239 142 138 685
1 The Whore 1 1 3 5
1 Pulls Out 1 2 2 3 8
1 Two Face
Greases his Arm
2 2 1 2 7
1 Poor Bear 1 1 1 1 4
1 Blind Woman (W) 2 1 3
1 Tripe Fold 1 3 1 5
1 Runs Close to Camp 1 2 2 5
1 Yellow Robe
Snatch Loser
2 1 2 5
1 Big Bend
Snake Creek
2 2 2 1 7
1 Chief Man 1 2 1 4
1 Ear Ring Prick
Butt Horn
2 1 1 4
1 Whistler 1 4 1 6
1 Bloody Knife
The Shield
2 6 3 5 16
1 Dried Prick 1 2 3 6
1 Blind Woman #2 (W) 2 2
1 Nose in Sight 1 2 2 2 7
1 Asshole
American Horse
Old
3 4 1 8
1 White Cloud 1 4 1 2 8
1 Undone
Kills at Night
2 1 1 1 5
1 Long Visitor
Spunker
2 2 2 5 11
1 Four Crows
Bluff
2 2 1 5
Lodges Heads of Households Adult
Males
Adult
Females
Children
Male
Children
Female
Total
People
136 Brought forward from page 169 195 284 165 166 816
1 He Dog
The Lights
Clown #2**
Wound in Back**
5 3 3 11
1 Spotted Half** 1 2 2 5
1 The ?** 1 4 1 6
1 lllegible**
Illegible**
2 2 2 2 8
1 Spread Pine**
Don't Amount to Anything
Looks like a Dog
3 3 4 4 14
1 Brave Wolf
Bad Horse
Red Shirt
3 3 5 3 14
1 Bad Sucker 1 3 2 1 7
1 Contrary
Mountain
Big Owl
3 2 2 1 8
1 Singing Prick
Stinking Tie
Dog Nothing
3 3 4 10
Lodges Heads of Households Adult
Males
Adult
Females
Children
Male
Children
Female
Total
People
145 Grand Totals 217 312 186 184 899

* Omitted from The Crazy Horse Surrender Ledger as published by the Nebraska State Historical Society in 1994.

** A portion or all of these names are illegible.


The Crazy Horse Surrender Ledger, edited by Thomas Bueker and R. Eli Paul, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, NE 1994, p 157 - 165

NOTE:

.For more information on Crazy Horse, please see Crazy Horse in Action at the Rosebud and the Little Bighorn, Indian Battlefield Tactics, Bogus Crazy Horse Photos, the Chicago Times' coverage of Crazy Horse's surrender and the Winter Count of Crazy Horse's Life.

 

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  A Note on 100 Voices by Bruce Brown
100 Voices: Full List * Crow/Arikara * Sioux/Cheyenne * American * Rosebud
Guided Tours: Crazy Horse at the Little Bighorn * Crazy Horse at the Rosebud
Features:
Who Killed Custer? * Who Killed Custer? Audio Book
Crazy Horse Surrender Ledger * Winter Count of Crazy Horse's Life
Bogus Crazy Horse Photos * Unsung 7th Cavalry Scouts Saga
Indian Battlefield Tactics * Woman Warriors * Little Bighorn Maps
U.S. Medal of Honor Winners * U.S. Atrocities * Indian Atrocities
Little Bighorn Mysteries * Virtual Museum

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