Your audiobook is waiting…

Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life

The Civilization of the American Indian Series
Narrated by: John Burlinson
Length: 25 hrs and 48 mins
5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)
Regular price: $29.95
$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Crazy Horse was as much feared by tribal foes as he was honored by allies. His war record was unmatched by any of his peers, and his rout of Custer at the Little Bighorn reverberates through history. Yet so much about him is unknown or steeped in legend. 

Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life corrects older, idealized accounts - and draws on a greater variety of sources than other recent biographies - to expose the real Crazy Horse: not the brash Sioux warrior we have come to expect but a modest, reflective man whose courage was anchored in Lakota piety. Kingsley M. Bray has plumbed interviews of Crazy Horse’s contemporaries and consulted modern Lakotas to fill in vital details of Crazy Horse’s inner and public life. 

Bray places Crazy Horse within the rich context of the 19th-century Lakota world. He reassesses the war chief’s achievements in numerous battles and retraces the tragic sequence of misunderstandings, betrayals, and misjudgments that led to his death. Bray also explores the private tragedies that marred Crazy Horse’s childhood and the network of relationships that shaped his adult life. 

To this day, Crazy Horse remains a compelling symbol of resistance for modern Lakotas. Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life is a singular achievement, scholarly and authoritative, offering a complete portrait of the man and a fuller understanding of his place in American Indian and United States history. 

The book is published by University of Oklahoma Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.

©2006 University of Oklahoma Press (P)2019 Redwood Audiobooks

More from the same

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very Good

Was a very good and informative telling of the life of a Man who was an inspiration to the Lakota people. It cleared up a lot of folk tales and presented him in a new light. The narrator did a very god jog keeping you involved in the story. I received a free copy of the book in return for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Crazy Horse History

Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life
: Kingsley M. Bray

A very good biograpy of Crazy Horse. There are many facts that I learned. As someone that spent the first eleven years of life in northeastern Wyoming, anything to do with Native American life is of interest to me. Thank you for filling that need.



The narration was well done. John Burlinson gave voice to this book.



I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.