Summary

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 who, with valor, spirit, respect, and unparalleled leadership, fought for his people's land, livelihood, and honor. In this fascinating biography, Joseph Marshall, himself a Lakota Indian, creates a vibrant portrait of the man, his times, and his legacy. Drawing on firsthand research and his culture's rich oral tradition (rarely shared outside the Native American community), Marshall reveals many aspects of Crazy Horse's life, including details of the powerful vision that convinced him of his duty to help preserve the Lakota homeland, a vision that changed the course of Crazy Horse's life and spurred him confidently into battle time and time again.
The Journey of Crazy Horse is the true story of how one man's fight for his people's 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.
©2004 Joseph M. Marshall III (P)2004 HighBridge Company
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Critic reviews

"A vivid, haunting biography that acknowledges the author's boyhood hero worship but avoids hagiography....This book adds spirit and life to our understanding of this enigmatic and important man." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Marshall does a good job of bringing Crazy Horse to life by examining all his milestones....A highly readable, as-accurate-as-the-record-allows study of the nineteenth-century's best-known Lakota chief." ( Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dog in a Flat Cap on 15-04-15

Incredible story and narrator

This audiobook blew me away. Would recommend to anyone. The author's narration is perfect - almost an extension of the old oral tradition. I can't imagine reading this as a text. This is profound, moving and troubling. As a UK reader/listener, the legend of Crazy Horse is perhaps not so familiar, but this deserves to make it so. I will try some of the authors other audiobooks too, on the strength of this.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jim bottle and a cork on 30-04-15

One of the greatest books I have heard

Feels just like your there in a spirt sweat room hearing the stories from your native american grandfather. Amazing from start to finish...recommended fully

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By Brian on 01-05-05

The Journey of Crazy Horse

This book will give you a perspective on Crazy Horse that you won't find anyplace else.It gives a true picture as to who Crazy Horse was and the things that compelled him to greatness. You don't get this side of the story in American history class. I found it to be very compelling and informative. I recommend this book to anybody who is interested in knowing the whole story of western history and how we got to where we are today.

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5 out of 5 stars
By William on 31-05-05

excellent

I have only one thing to add to "ibakidd41's" review. Most authors don't have the voice nessecary to be good readers of audio books, however Mr. Marshall gives an excellent reading. I was compelled by his voice to feel and see what he had written. Don't miss this experience.

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