Editorial: Highway being named for Crazy Horse
"In the histories of Nebraska and the Great Plains, no man served his people with more devotion than Crazy Horse, the 19th century Oglala Lakota war leader.

A mystical and modest man, according to most accounts, he confounded the U.S. Army tactically on any number of occasions and was undefeated in armed defense of his people's homeland. That homeland extended from northwest Nebraska through the South Dakota Badlands and Black Hills to northern Wyoming and the Montana plains.

His decision to bring in his band and accept terms from the U.S. Army in May of 1877 is generally attributed to his abiding interest in his people's survival and welfare.

They were as devoted to him as he was to them.

Given the record he carved in the history of the region, we applaud the city of Chadron's decision to take the lead in an effort to have U.S. 20 from Valentine to Fort Robinson State Park designated the Crazy Horse Memorial Highway."

Get the Story:
Editorial: Chadron does right by Crazy Horse (The Lincoln Journal Star 9/22)

Earlier Story:
Chadron requests naming highway for Crazy Horse (The Chadron Record 9/14)