THUNDER HAWK

 

 

Oglala / Lakota ( Sioux ) Chief

 

Thunder Hawk was an ally of Crazy Horse in several important battles during the Plains Indian wars.

One of them was the so-called Fetterman fight, in which Captain William Fetterman claimed he could ride through territory occupied by the Sioux, Cheyennes, and allied peoples with eighty men.

Thunder Hawk helped arrange the decoy maneuver that enabled more than two thousand warriors to kill all eighty of Fetterman's men in 1866.