Two Leggings: The Making of a Crow Warrior
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Two Leggings: The Making of a Crow Warrior

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"Two Leggings . . . was one of the last Crow Warriors. From 1919 to 1923 he told his story of Crow life and wars to William Wildschut, an ethnologist with the Museum of the American Indian . . . . This is the poignant story of the end of traditional Crow life and attitudes, which Two Leggings saw ending with the last warfare rather than the death of the buffalo."-Pacific H...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published October 1st 1982 by University of Nebraska Press (first published 1980)
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This book may be of great interest to anyone who is interested in anthropology. This is a rare book- the story is an autobiography of the life of a Crow Warrior, Two Leggings. Two Leggings tells of his frequent, violent battles with rival tribes. Obsessed with making his way to the ranks of a truly honored warrior, Two Leggings goes to great and dangerous lengths to fight in battle, steal horses for the Crows, and induce visions to guide him in his journey to Chief-hood.

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David Gross
The real story of a Crow warrior's life, told in the first person. A rare insight into the warrior culture and daily life of the tribe in the 19th century. Fascinating stuff!
This is my all-time favorite book- hands down. I have re-read this one every year since college. A Crow Indian tells his story to a biographer around the turn of the century.
This book made me sad for Two Leggings. It tells about the life of a warrior wishing to become a chief and never quite making it.
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