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By Kingsley M. Bray

ISBN-10: 0806137851

ISBN-13: 9780806137858

ISBN-10: 0806139862

ISBN-13: 9780806139869

Crazy Horse used to be as a lot feared via tribal foes as he was once commemorated by means of allies. His conflict checklist used to be unequalled through any of his friends, and his rout of Custer on the Little Bighorn reverberates via historical past. but loads approximately him is unknown or steeped in legend.

Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life corrects older, idealized accounts—and attracts on a greater diversity of resources than different fresh biographies—to divulge the genuine loopy Horse: now not the brash Sioux warrior we've got come to anticipate yet a modest, reflective guy whose braveness used to be anchored in Lakota piety. Kingsley M. Bray has plumbed interviews of loopy Horse’s contemporaries and consulted smooth Lakotas to fill in very important information of loopy Horse’s internal and public life.

Bray areas loopy Horse in the wealthy context of the nineteenth-century Lakota global. He reassesses the conflict chief’s achievements in different battles and retraces the tragic series of misunderstandings, betrayals, and misjudgments that ended in his dying. Bray additionally explores the personal tragedies that marred loopy Horse’s adolescence and the community of relationships that formed his grownup life.

To today, loopy Horse is still a compelling image of resistance for contemporary Lakotas. Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life is a novel success, scholarly and authoritative, delivering an entire portrait of the guy and a fuller figuring out of his position in American Indian and usa history.

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