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The Journey of Crazy Horse Audiobook

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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Milton 07-13-15
    Milton 07-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Read it!"

    Very good read, well read with property respect, worth reading again for there is a lot to learn from with amazing man!

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    Deb Bellevue, WA United States 06-09-15
    Deb Bellevue, WA United States 06-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    I really enjoyed this book. The author has a great voice and relays the story very well. It's a great historical book on crazy horse. I knew nothing about the man. It's a sad story too. I highly recommend this book.

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    Michael 03-25-15
    Michael 03-25-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Great listen! Great narration!!!!"

    If understanding the way of native culture is of interest to you. Then this is a book for you. The story of Crazy Horse's life is an incredibly human story. And one I believe anyone looking for a strong and real human to look to should know this story. Thank you Joseph Marshall.

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    Frank Jacksonville, FL, United States 03-22-15
    Frank Jacksonville, FL, United States 03-22-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Well Done Story"

    Enjoyed this story very much. An original American. A brave warrior and leader. Definitely inspired others to defend their lands and way of life.

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    Kindle Customer 02-18-15
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    "American History from the beginning"

    Very entertaining and informational, an excellent history of the nation that was in North America before we "dicovered" it. We can never lose this part of our history.

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    LL 01-07-15
    LL 01-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read/listen"

    My first by Joseph Marshall and I loved it. Crazy Horse permeated my life during the read and I took away useful lessons.

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    PAR-TEE 11-08-14
    PAR-TEE 11-08-14

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    I finished this book and it left me feeling unsatisfied... The author's style may have had a lot to do with it, to melancholy for me...

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    Ron Worthington 06-14-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Fabulous oral history"
    If you could sum up The Journey of Crazy Horse in three words, what would they be?

    riveting, personal, spiritual


    What other book might you compare The Journey of Crazy Horse to and why?

    nothing for this specific topic and oral history


    Which character – as performed by Joseph M. Marshall III – was your favorite?

    question doesn't make sense for this story telling by there author


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    not possible, but I finished it very quickly


    Any additional comments?

    This oral history jives well with various 'scholarly' histories of the events and times. But is delves much deeper into the Lakota perspective on the times.

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    Jacob 10-24-13
    Jacob 10-24-13
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    "Bringing reality to history"
    What does Joseph M. Marshall III bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The use of Lakota words that I would struggle with and familiarity with concepts made this feel natural and right, bringing me into the narrative more and allowing me to see behind the character's eyes.


    Any additional comments?

    The author provides a disclaimer that Crazy Horse is part of a hero story, but also a part of history. He treats the topic very well, giving all points of view and elevates the character by distilling the real man out of the legend and history books. I would highly recommend this to any fan of historical book.

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    Sam Motes Tampa 06-13-13
    Sam Motes Tampa 06-13-13 Listener Since 2009
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    "Crazy good read"

    Digs beneath the image of Crazy Horse the great leader to the everyday life of the man. Crazy Horse struggles to do what is right for his people and save their way of life.

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