The excerpt is from a book entitled Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas by Mari Sandoz. in her book, Sandoz recalls stories she had heard as a child growing up in Crazy Horse country in the Black Hills of what is now South Dakota. This is an account of how many Native Americans, including Crazy Horse, reacted to the arrival of the white man.

1. Who was Crazy Horse? Define what you think his role was

a) from the Native American viewpoint and

b) from a historical viewpoint

2.Present two of Crazy Horse’s observations about the arrival of white settlers. Do you think his observations were correct, why or why not?

3. How did westward expansion affect Native American culture and land? Do you think Americans could have stopped the Westward migration? why or why not?