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Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull

In his lifetime Sitting Bull was leader/chief of the Sioux. He was a strong opponent to the continued settlement of the white population and subsequent relocation of the Native Americans. He refused to be settled onto a reservation.

These actions were valiant, indeed they were great and stirring to the soul, but in furthering my argument about the need for a leader and a fighter it could be stated that Sitting Bull's actions might also have been ineffective and perhaps unknown to history were it not for Crazy Horse.

I consider Crazy Horse to be the fighter in this example. When Custer was sent to enforce order it was Crazy Horse who used the weapons. He was the sword that moved the injustices wrought upon the Sioux into our school books.

However, would the actions of Crazy Horse been remembered if not for the actions of Sitting Bull? I believe the two to be inseparable, but in roles rather than in person. The leader had need of the fighter to further their cause.

Equally the fighter might never have been stirred into battle were it not for great leadership.

I love the story of Crazy Horse. When I was in 8th grade and everyone was doing essays one movie stars I did mine on Crazy Horse.

Hmm, I did a lot of that non-mainstream thinking stuff in 9th grade I did an essay on Vampires when everyone seemed to be doing theirs on movie stars, maybe that's why they thought I was weird.

Comments

cinnie2 said…
Interesting perspective and great post. Makes me want to look up more about each of them.
Claudine

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Mutterings of a Middle-Aged Dreamer

Use your words, my dear sweet soul, they are inside of you... So find them. Write, you silly girl, write so hard the world will never forget you.
But does it matter if the world remembers you? 
Age begins to press its hands upon your chest and the need to be remembered seems to increase with the pressure. 
Stop.
That's not a line of thought you're interested in pursuing. 
Live in the now.
Does it matter if the world remembers you if your neighbor is going hungry? 
Perhaps age is merely pushing you out the door. 
Go. Live in the now.