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Is This Drawing a Self-Portrait of Crazy Horse?

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Detail of ledger drawing believed to be a self-portrait by Crazy Horse. Detail of ledger drawing believed to be a self-portrait by Crazy Horse.

by Henry Adams, Indian Country Today, Jan 19, 2015

More than a century after he died, the Lakota warrior Crazy Horse, who famously fought Lieutenant Colonel Custer in the Battle of Little Bighorn, is thought of as transcendent force—attuned to the universe in a special way—though he’s often commemorated in ways that are somewhat odd. He’s the subject, for example, of a gargantuan (and controversial) mountain-top sculpture in South Dakota which—if ever finished—will be bigger than Mount Rushmore. And his name is the inspiration for a strip joint in Montmartre that has billed itself as “the most sophisticated cabaret in Paris.”

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