Drawing upon extensive research and oral traditions from family and friends, Joseph M. Marshall's biography departs from the stereotypes and dry textbook portrayals of Crazy Horse. Having grown up hearing stories from those whose own parents knew him, Joseph Marshall listened to the memories and walked the places where Crazy Horse walked, in the process providing us with a biography that presents him as the Lakota knew him. 310 indexed pages, softcover.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 336 Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc. Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 7.87 X 5.11 (inches) ISBN: 0143036211 ISBN-13: 9780143036210 Availability: In Stock
Drawing on vivid oral histories, Joseph M. Marshalls 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 whowith valor, spirit, respect, and unparalleled leadershipfought for his peoples 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 cultures rich oral tradition (rarely shared outside the Native American community), Marshall reveals many aspects of Crazy Horses life, including details of the powerful vision that convinced him of his duty to help preserve the Lakota homelanda vision that changed the course of Crazy Horses life and spurred him confidently into battle time and time again.
The Journey of Crazy Horse is the true story of how one mans fight for his peoples 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.
Joseph M. Marshall III, historian, educator, and storyteller, is the author of many books, including The Journey of Crazy Horse and The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for the Living, which was a finalist for the PEN Center USA West Award in 2002. He was raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and his first language is Lakota. Marshall is a recipient of the Wyoming Humanities Award, and he has been a technical advistor and actor in television movies, including Return to Lonesome Dove. He makes his home on the Northern Plains.
Marshalls gloriously poetic and sweeping chronicle ushers in a new genre of American history. (Peter Nabokov, author of Native American Testimony)