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Crazy Horse: The Life Behind The Legend

3.24 of 5 stars 3.24  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This poignant book sheds new light on the life and death of one of the greatest Native American leaders.
Hardcover, 367 pages
Published October 8th 2009 by Castle Books (first published 2000)
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I didn't know the legend of Crazy Horse before I read this book (or rather I couldn't remember the differences between him, Sitting Bull and the rest). The author took it for granted that the reader knew each of the different tales surrounding him, and would vaguely allude to these before describing the actual events later in the book. It was very confusing and non-chronological. The death of certain characters would be described, only to have them show up again later in the telling. Too many na ...more
Jun 28, 2009 Joey is currently reading it
im not sure what i love about this book most. for one thing it is really informal about the lakota people. it gives you and idea of the life and culture that crazy horse grew up in. and another thing is that it never tries to disguise a theory as fact. when something isn't known for sure about crazy horse the author gives you every side of the story so that you have an idea and can believe which ever theory you think is more likely. im not done yet, but im really loving it so far.
The American Indian has been forgotton over the last 25 years. It is no longer popular to remember Little Big Horn, or Wounded Knee or the cold genocide that was comitted against them.

This book is worth reading to understand a little about the history of the Lakoda people and why the name of Crazy Horse is remembered, the man who is said to have killed Custer.
Diane Heath
This was more an overview of Indian history then of. Crazy Horse. The conflicts and battles between settlers and plains Indians as well as treaties etc mostly end at some point with such phrases as "Crazy Horse was not there" or "There is no evidence that Crazy Horse was involved"
Sherry Tischer
I enjoyed the book very much. It was factual but read like a novel.
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