With many miles of trails to ride through the beautiful Pine Ridge, this makes a great place to camp and enjoy the outdoors. Fort Robinson campground offers group camping with equestrian facilities. The campground is open year round with electricity. Showers and water will be shut down during the winter months.
leader Crazy Horse
On January 8, 1877, Crazy Horse’s warriors fought their last major battle at Wolf Mountain, against the US Cavalry in the Montana Territory. Crazy Horse decided to surrender with his band to protect them, and went to Fort Robinson in Nebraska.
Crazy Horse died about midnight. The Army gave his body to his grieving parents, who buried him in an unknown location —possibly near Wounded Knee Creek. Slashed in the struggle, Little Big Man then deflected Crazy Horse’s knife into the chief’s own side, fatally wounding him.
Fort Robinson Museum & History Center, NE
In 1948, work began on a sculpture in South Dakota to honor Native American warrior Crazy Horse . Polish American sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski designed the sculpture, thinking it would take 30 years to build. It’s now been 71 years, and it’s not nearly finished.
Crazy Horse, Sioux name Ta-sunko-witko, (born 1842?, near present-day Rapid City, South Dakota , U.S.—died September 5, 1877, Fort Robinson, Nebraska), a chief of the Oglala band of Lakota ( Teton or Western Sioux ) who was an able tactician and a determined warrior in the Sioux resistance to European Americans’ invasion
No photographs of the Lakota warrior are known to exist, and only his descendants are said to know where he is buried. Abiuso then saw a photograph of the man in his dream in a book, “To Kill an Eagle: Indian Views on the Last Days of Crazy Horse .” The sight sent a chill down his spine.