Wassenberg Art Center

Thomas Steals Horses

Also know as Rattlesnake, an 11-year old follower of Crazy Horse at the Battle of Little Big horn. An Oglala Sioux, he took part in the Ghost Dance uprising and later was a longtime member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. He died in 1941.

"Everything was all mixed up in the end of the village. Our women and children and old ones were running all over. Some of the children were crying."
Pine Ridge Agency Trading Post 1940

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