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The Journey of Crazy Horse by Joseph M. Marshall III
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Jan 11, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: history, native-struggle, personal-writing

Well, listening to on CD as I drive to and from the Gorge.

I'm about 2/3 the way through and the CD's are shot, so I will have to get the print to finish. Still, I can highly recommend this account of Crazy HOrse's life. The author is Lakota himself (and reads the audio, by the way), which is why I tagged this as "personal writing" because the connections of stories trace back to the past and are still present for people now.

Refreshing to here such history told from the Indian point of view, the Lakota point of view, here. No matter how sympathetic an account given by a euro-american, there's an inherent difference of perception.

After the introduction, this starts with the birth of Crazy Horse and follows his life, as well as the actions and fates of his people as more and more whites invade Lakota territory.

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