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Chief Crazy Horse (c. 1845-1877.9.5) was a chief and military man of the Sioux Nation, a Native American Indian nation in North America. He fought alongside Oglala chief Red Cloud (1822-1909.12.10) and shaman Sitting Bull (c. 1831-1890.11.15) against white invasions in the American West. The most famous battle in which they participated was the Battle of Little Big Horn, fought to protect sacred sites. They led thousands of Indians in the Black Hills Valley with a superior force, wiped out more than two hundred cavalrymen of the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the well known U.S. 1st Cavalry Division, killed the regiment's commander, Kasdar, and cut down his head. When the U.S. government learned of this, it stopped providing food to the Sioux and drove the bison off the prairie so they could not hunt. In an effort to preserve the tribe, Crazy Horse and other chiefs surrendered at Robinson's Army Depot in early May 1877 and were executed by the U.S. Army for allegedly escaping from prison. He was known for his bravery and valor and was one of the souls of the North American Indian Wars.

        In 2017, the 140th anniversary of Chief Crazy Horse's death, as a new Chinese immigrant, Mr. Chen Weiming chose to create this heroic image as the first exhibition work in the park, which is particularly meaningful to commemorate the indigenous people who fought for democracy and freedom on American soil.

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