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Black Shawl

Black Shawl Wife of Crazy Horse

Wife of Crazy Horse
Black Shawl
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Black Shawl or Tasina Sapewin was the wife of Crazy Horse, whom she married in 1871. She was a member of the Oglala Lakota and relative of Spotted Tail. Her brother was Red Feather. The elders sent her to heal Crazy Horse after his altercation with No Water. She had a daughter the same year, whose name was They Are Afraid of Her. They Are Afraid of Her died at age three, likely of cholera. Black Shawl also suffered the same disease, and was treated by Dr. Valentine McGillycuddy.
Black Shawl died during the influenza outbreaks of the 1920s. The date is given as 1920 or 1927.

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