Rattling Blanket Woman

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Rattling Blanket Woman
Ta-sina Hlahla Win
Miniconjou leader
Personal details
Born 1814
Died 1844
Spouse(s) Waglula (Worm)
Relations Brothers, One Horn, Lone Horn, sisters, Good Looking Woman, They Are Afraid of Her
Children Crazy Horse, daughter, Looks At Her (b. 1837)
Parents Black Buffalo and White Cow (also called Iron Cane)

Rattling Blanket Woman or Ta-sina Hlahla Win (1814-1844) was the mother of Crazy Horse.[1] She may have been a member of either of the One Horn or Lone Horn families, leaders of the Miniconjou.[2]

In 1844, while out hunting buffalo, Rattling Blanket Woman's husband, Waglula (Worm) helped defend a Lakota village under attack by the Crow. He was given three wives by the village head man, Corn-- Iron Between Horns, Kills Enemy, and Red Leggins. They were Corn's daughters, and their mother had been killed in the attack.

Unfortunately, when Waglula returned with the new wives, Rattling Blanket Woman, who had been unsuccessful in conceiving a new child, thought she had lost favor with her husband, and hung herself. Waglula went into mourning for four years. Rattling Blanket Woman's sister, Good Looking Woman, came to offer herself as a replacement wife, and stayed on to raise Crazy Horse.[3]


  1. ^ "Crazy Horse". NNDB, Tracking the entire world. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  2. ^ Bray, Kingsley M. "Notes on the Crazy Horse Genealogy, Part 1". Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  3. ^ "Crazy Horse, Ta-sunko-witko 1842-1877". NativeUSA.org. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 

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