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 Crazy Snake Uprising, as it has come to be called, began as a response to the Creek government's decision in 1900 to sign an allotment agreement with the United States.
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.