The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History
Drawing on vivid oral histories, Joseph M. Marshall’s intimate biography introduces a never-before-seen portrait of Crazy Horse and his Lakota community
Most of the world remembers Crazy Horse as a peerless warrior who brought the U.S. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But to his fellow Lakota Indians, he was a dutiful son and humble fighting man who—with valor, spirit, respect, and unparalleled leadership—fought for his people’s land, livelihood, and honor. In this fascinating biography, Joseph M. Marshall, himself a Lakota Indian, creates a vibrant portrait of the man, his times, and his legacy.
Thanks to firsthand research and his culture’s rich oral tradition (rarely shared outside the Native American community), Marshall reveals many aspects of Crazy Horse’s life, including details of the powerful vision that convinced him of his duty to help preserve the Lakota homeland—a vision that changed the course of Crazy Horse’s life and spurred him confidently into battle time and time again.
The Journey of Crazy Horse is the true story of how one man’s fight for his people’s survival roused his true genius as a strategist, commander, and trusted leader. And it is an unforgettable portrayal of a revered human being and a profound celebration of a culture, a community, and an enduring way of life.
"Those wishing to understand Crazy Horse as the Lakota know him won't find a better accout than Marshall's." -San Francisco Chronicle
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RapidCityPubLib - LibraryThing
In this year's One Book South Dakota selection, Marshall examines the life and story of the iconic and often stereotyped Sioux leader, Crazy Horse. Delving into but also looking past his the role of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pascoejm - LibraryThing
Crazy Horse and the Lakota, from the tribe's point of view, and as passed down in the oral traditions. Definitely a story that needs to be told. This is the side we don't hear about very often. Made ... Read full review