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The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History | [Joseph M. Marshall III]

The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History

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.
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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 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.

©2004 Joseph M. Marshall III; (P)2004 HighBridge Company

What the Critics Say

"A vivid, haunting biography that acknowledges the author's boyhood hero worship but avoids hagiography....This book adds spirit and life to our understanding of this enigmatic and important man." (Publishers Weekly)
"Marshall does a good job of bringing Crazy Horse to life by examining all his milestones....A highly readable, as-accurate-as-the-record-allows study of the nineteenth-century's best-known Lakota chief." (Booklist)

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    JAMES WASILLA, AK, United States 06-01-11
    JAMES WASILLA, AK, United States 06-01-11
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    "Fascinating Book"

    I thought this was a great book. The only down side is the flute music that would drown out some of the storyline. I was intrigued by this story, such a great warrior.

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    RodneyPete007 ogden, utah United States 05-29-11
    RodneyPete007 ogden, utah United States 05-29-11 Member Since 2006
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    "It was a spriitual journey as well"

    The fact that the Native American author read his own words leant authenticity to the book.. His voice resonates the spirituality of telling the story of one of the most amazing of Native Americans. The book is very well written and is a wealth of information about Crazy Horse, his People and the way of life he sacrificed himself to defend. A very noble telling of the story.

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    Russell HENDERSON, TEXAS, United States 02-27-11
    Russell HENDERSON, TEXAS, United States 02-27-11

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    "The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lokota History"

    This is a must for any one who cares to know the truth about how this country came to be what it is today. I would highly recommend any work that Joseph Marshall has every attempted. Listen closely to his narrations and I defy anyone to tell me that his words aren't spoken from his heart. Mr. Marshall I am sixty two years old and can say without any hesitation that your words have brought a joy and pride to my soul of my Mescalero Apache heritage, that I have not felt for many years. I too can remember the stories of my grandmother when I was a child, stories told by her grandmother to her of our people and after hearing The Journey of Crazy Horse so many of those old memoirs came flooding back, that I had forgotten so many years ago. You are truly blessed with a talent that is rarely found and may I encourage you to use it often because you will always have a enthusiastic fan hear in Texas.
    Thanks For The Memoirs,
    Dean Arnold

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    William Carmichael, CA, United States 12-05-10
    William Carmichael, CA, United States 12-05-10
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    "A wonderful read!"

    Boy, oh boy... Do we have some growing up to do. Brash, arrogant, selfish... "Get the hell out of our way! We're Americans, and we're coming through, and heaven help anyone who stands in our way!" Thought provoking and insightful, this book should be read by everyone who considers him/herself a patriot. It's time to wake up, folks.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen North Branch, MI, United States 07-11-10
    Maureen North Branch, MI, United States 07-11-10
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    "I loved every moment of this read"

    From his first words, the author took me into his world and allowed me to experience his story in a way that was thoroughly enjoyable. His voice is clearly the voice that is meant to share the story. The book is rich and interesting throughout. Knowing how Crazy Horse and the Lakota people's history of the period ends makes it poignant and sad at times. I have been interested in the story of Crazy Horse for a long time, and I appreciated Mr. Marshall's version. I believe that Crazy Horse had many qualities that make him worthy as a hero of his time. The Lakota way of life is a loss that our country can only know by understanding the people. I am so happy that I discovered this author and his book.

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    Char Omaha, NE, United States 04-04-10
    Char Omaha, NE, United States 04-04-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Calmly and Beautifully Written"

    I don't normally like authors to read their own books but this is an exception. Regardless of his author name, he is obviously American Indian. He reads it in the calming way an Indian would tell you a story. Some reviews have not liked this approach but I loved it and found his voice and demeanor mesmerizing as I listened. A wonderful account of Crazy Horse and the stories told to this author as a boy. Regardless of the truth of every word, I loved and enjoyed this entire account of the life of Crazy Horse. I hope others enjoy it as much as I did. Well written and delivered by the narrator.

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    Surdas La Jolla, CA, USA 08-17-06
    Surdas La Jolla, CA, USA 08-17-06
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    "Good introduction to the Lakota"

    This was a pretty good book. It provided an interesting introduction to Lakta life a hundred years ago and of the history of Lakota contacts with Euro-Americans. Sad story, obviously, but a good "read"

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    Blackmac 11-13-05
    Blackmac 11-13-05 Member Since 2014

    Must like the main characters, be intelligently written and feel like I learned something at the end.

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    "A relaxing listen"

    The author did an excellent job reading his own work. This is an interesting account, though not groundbreaking, of Crazy Horses' life and how he most probably viewed certain events through his cultural lens. It is worth the price but I will say that I did not care for the author's epilogue. He would have been better served describing how the modern day Indian nation can move forward from what they have learned from the many injustices in the past rather than dwell on them today to justify Crazy Horses' less honorable achievements (e.g. Slaughtering countless unsuspecting and defenseless miners was not any more noble than the US army doing the same to Indian encampments). That said, the book is an interesting listen and well written.

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    Mike Cumberland, ME, USA 07-24-05
    Mike Cumberland, ME, USA 07-24-05
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    "Entertaining and enlightening"

    I wish Marshall would write more about the Lakota. The story kept my interest completely; the pace was perfect. I was sad to reach the end. The author allows you a sense of who Crazy Horse was; a glimpse at what he felt and thought. It seems very appropriate to listen to the story as opposed to reading it. WOW. Great story. I may actually listen to it again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 05-24-13
    Sandra 05-24-13

    Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.

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    "Excellent perspective on Crazy Horse"

    Joseph Marshall III is from the Lakota Sioux Nation and has the perspective of the Lakota upon Crazy Horse. This is excellent history from that point of view.

    Much of the history of Crazy Horse among the Lakota comes from stories and legend. It wasn't written. That does not invalidate this history, but is something to remember.

    Marshall has written several books about the Lakota Sioux, that - I believe - should have received more critical acclaim than they received. He's a talented writer and story-teller. Well worth reading as well as listening to - I did on trips to and from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.

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