September 5, 1877.
The noted Oglala warrior Crazy Horse is killed at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. After surrendering, the Indian leader and his band are relocated just outside the fort at the Red Cloud Agency. There are rumors that Crazy Horse has been threatening to take his followers away, or that he intends to kill General George Crook. He’s taken into custody. During a brief disturbance outside the post guardhouse, Crazy Horse is
bayoneted; he dies a few hours later.