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This is a FREE EXCERPT from
Bruce Brown's 100 Voices...

Red Feather's Description
of Crazy Horse and Hump
A Brule Sioux's recollections of his brother-in-law

Interview at Pine Ridge, South Dakota, July 8, 1930; Mrs. Annie Rowland, interpreter.


Brule Sioux warrior Red Feather in 1902RED FEATHER'S ACCOUNT

Q: I HAVE HEARD that when he was a young man Crazy Horse was great friends with a man named Hump, or Big Breast, or High Back Bone. We would like to know more about that.

A: High Back Bone [AKA High Backbone] was about the same age as Crazy Horse and was related to him. They used to go on war expeditions together. One time they went on a war expedition against the Shoshones, and High Back Bone was killed in the fight. I was in that fight. Four days later Crazy Horse and I went back to find High Back Bone and bury him. We didn't find anything but the skull and a few bones. High Back Bone had been eaten by coyotes already. There weren't any Shoshones around. When the Shoshones found out whom they had killed, they beat it.

The Nebraska Indian Wars Reader edited by R. Eli Paul, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE 1998, p 201

Red Feather was Black Shawl Woman's brother, and thus Crazy Horse's brother-in-law (Standing Bear family photo from Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life by Kingsley M. Bray).

Personally, I have doubts about the authenticity of this photo for a couple reasons. First, Black Shawl Woman died shortly after Crazy Horse in 1877, while the building behind this woman looks too substantial to have existed at Ft. Robinson in 1877. Secondly, the woman in this photo does not have the emaciated, sunken look of a consumptive near death.

Here is Red Feather's account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Crazy Horse's wife, Black Shawl Woman, in a Standing Bear family photo.

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