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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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Trevor
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
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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Wendy
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I am amazed at the life that Native Americans lived. The story of Two Leggings is told from his memories of events and I really felt like I was hearing a warrior speaking when reading about the raids and hunts that he lead and participated in. I learned a lot about Montana reading this book. The names that places used to have and where the animals could be found. I was very sad by the end of the book and the last line hit hard! I know have a better understanding of what Native people fell like e ...more
Jeremy
Jul 04, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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.
Djorth
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.
David Gross
Dec 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
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!
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Peter Nabokov is professor of American Indian Studies and World Arts and Cultures at UCLA. His previous books include A Forest of Time, Native American Testimony, Native American Architecture (with Robert Easton), Indian Running, Two Leggings: The Making of a Crow Warrior, and Architecture of Acoma Pueblo
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