The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History

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Penguin, Sep 1, 2005 - History - 310 pages
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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.
 

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This book was interesting. While reading it I definitely learned a thing or two about the Lakota ways. It really helped me expand my knowledge of American history. Although at some parts it was a ... Read full review

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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

Contents

Introduction to a Hero Story
xi
The Early Years
1
One
3
Two
6
Three
14
Four
25
Five
32
Six
39
Twelve
117
Thirteen
130
Fourteen
143
Fifteen
160
Sixteen
172
The Legacy of Leadership
183
The Road to Camp Robinson
195
Seventeen
197

The Way We Came
46
The Kites of Passage
55
Seven
57
Eight
70
Nine
79
Ten
85
Eleven
96
The Call to Adventure
106
The Warrior Leader
115
Eighteen
211
Nineteen
230
Twenty
248
Twentyone
265
So That the People May Live
269
Honoring Song for a Thunder Dreamer
279
The Lightning Bow
290
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About the author (2005)

Joseph M. Marshall III, historian, educator, and storyteller, is the author of many books, including The Journey of Crazy Horse and The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for the 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, and he has been a technical advistor and actor in television movies, including Return to Lonesome Dove. He makes his home on the Northern Plains.

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