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
"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)
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.
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.
Enjoyed this story very much. An original American. A brave warrior and leader. Definitely inspired others to defend their lands and way of life.
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.
riveting, personal, spiritual
nothing for this specific topic and oral history
question doesn't make sense for this story telling by there author
not possible, but I finished it very quickly
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.
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.
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.
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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