The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History

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Viking, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 310 pages
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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 Marshall, himself a Lakota Indian, creates a vibrant portrait of the man, his times, and his legacy.

Drawing on 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 Horseis 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.

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User 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

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User Review  - catscritch - LibraryThing

A grand tradition of story-telling leads to a phenomenal book, taking you into the very life of an all too human legend. Marshall makes it very clear this all comes down from the oral traditions of ... Read full review

Contents

The Way We Came
46
The Rites of Passage
59
The Legacy of Leadership
183
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About the author (2004)

Joseph M. Marshall III, historian and storyteller, is the author of six previous books, including The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living, which was a finalist for the PEN Center USA West Award in 2002. He was raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and his first language is Lakota. Marshall is a recipient of the Wyoming Humanities Award. He makes his home on the Northern Plains.

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