Crazy Snake

Crazy Snake (b. Chitto Harjo)

(1846–1912) Creek chief; born in the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). In 1897, he set up the "Snake Government," a traditional body designed to counter the legal dissolution of tribal governments. A Snake-led uprising (1901) proved unsuccessful. He was a great orator and advocate for the traditional ways of his people.
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The contributions include poetry, narratives of imprisoned Native American women, an analysis of Leslie Silko's Ceremony, and a recounting of the Crazy Snake Rebellion.