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