Synopses & Reviews
In the great oral tradition of the Lakota people, author Joseph M. Marshall III shares the compelling history of a man, a tribe, and a legacy of courage and endurance.
Tasunke Witko, or Crazy Horse, as he is often remembered, brought the U.S. Army to its knees in 1876. His valor and leadership elevated him to legendary status among Native American people; in this riveting biography, Joseph Marshall (himself a Lakota Indian) combines firsthand research and a rich oral history to offer a fully-faceted portrait of the spirited warrior and revered hero, and a profound celebration of an enduring culture.
When Marshall was a child, his grandfather and great uncles would tell vivid tales of the Battle of Little Bighorn as if the decisive battle had happened only the day before; his research for this book included in-depth, lengthy conversations with elderly storytellers who describe details and perspectives that could only come from firsthand accounts. The Journey of Crazy Horse is a unique opportunity to hear legends of a great man as they have told for generationsand rarely shared outside the Native American community.
About the Author
JOSEPH M. MARSHALL III, is a historian, storyteller and member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. His six previous books include The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living, for which was a finalist for the PEN Center USA award in 2002. Raised by his grandparents, Marshall exclusively spoke Lakota until the age of eight; his grandfather also taught him the primitive craft of making bows and arrows.