Wašíčuŋ Tȟašúŋke or American Horse (1840 – December 16, 1908) was a chieftain of the Oglala Lakota during the Sioux Wars of the 1870s. He was also the nephew of the elder American Horse and son-in-law of Red Cloud. He signed treaties with the U.S. Government, fought with Crazy Horse during Red Cloud's War, toured with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and advocated for education.
... one of four Shirt Wearers (along with He Dog, Crazy Horse, Young Man Afraid Of His Horses) in 1868 ... American Horse, nicknamed Spider, became known as one of the Oglala agency chiefs, when he joined Red Cloud in 1871 ... Representing his tribe, American Horse was one of the signers of a treaty between the Sioux and the United States government in 1887 in which the lands of the Sioux Reservation in the Dakota Territory was ...
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