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The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History

The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History

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Book Overview: The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History

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.

"Those wishing to understand Crazy Horse as the Lakota know him won't find a better accout than Marshall's." - San Francisco Chronicle

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ISBN-139780143036210
ISBN-100143036211
PublisherPenguin Books
Publication Date2005-09-27
EditionReprint
Languageen
Pages336
Dimensionsin x in x in
Weight lbs

"Those wishing to understand Crazy Horse as the Lakota know him won't find a better accout than Marshall's." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Marshall's gloriously poetic and sweeping chronicle ushers in a new genre of American history . . . a tour de force." -Peter Nabokov, author of Native American Testimony

"A remarkable portrait of a remarkable man." -Colin G. Calloway, professor of history and Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College

Joseph M. Marshall III is an acclaimed author, historian, teacher, and lecturer of Sicangu Lakota heritage. Born and raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Marshall's works exude authenticity, inviting readers to explore the depth and richness of the Lakota culture. His deftly crafted narratives and deep-seated wisdom, stemming from his own Lakota legacy, provide a distinctive perspective on Native American history and life, intertwining robust knowledge with heartfelt storytelling. A cherished storyteller in his own right, Marshall is recognized for his novels, non-fiction works, screenplays, and has been awarded the American Book Award for his literary contribution. Among his celebrated works, "The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History" and "The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History" stand as profound chronicles of Native American history. Besides being an author, Marshall also shines as an actor, participating in films like "The Indian in the Cupboard," "Dances with Wolves," and "Skins." In his multifaceted career, Marshall has co-founded the Brave Heart Society, aimed at preserving traditional customs and language among young Lakota women, and has taught innumerable students at the high school and university level. A voice of the Lakota people, Marshall's work exemplifies the power of story as a cultural connection, bridging the gap between past and present, tradition and modernity. As a guardian of history and tradition through his exceptional storytelling, Joseph M. Marshall III continues to impact and inspire countless readers on a global scale.

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