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The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History

The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History


The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History

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4.5/5 (46 évaluations)
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11 heures
Sortie:
Oct 11, 2004
ISBN:
9781598871692
Format:
Livre audio

Description

The Journey of Crazy Horse is a unique opportunity to hear legends of a great man as they have told for generations—and rarely shared outside the Native American community.

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.

Sortie:
Oct 11, 2004
ISBN:
9781598871692
Format:
Livre audio


À propos de l'auteur

Joseph M. Marshall III is a teacher, historian, writer, storyteller, and a Lakota craftsman. He was born on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota and raised in a traditional native household by his maternal grandparents. He has published nine nonfiction works including The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living and To You We Shall Return: Lessons About Our Planet from the Lakota, three novels, a collection of short stories and essays, a children's book, and was contributing author in five other publications; and has written several screenplays. Several of his books have been published in French, Hebrew, Korean, Japanese, German, Italian, Chinese, Romanian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Bulgarian. In addition, Joseph has had several major screen appearances, including a role in the television network movie, Return to Lonesome Dove, and as a technical advisor and narrator for the Turner Network Television (TNT) and DreamWorks six part mini-series Into the West. Joseph has been recognized for his writing, scholarship, and service with numerous awards, including the Wyoming Humanities Award and the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award for Historical Fiction. He is also a practitioner of primitive Lakota archery, having learned from his maternal grandfather the art of hand-crafting bows and arrows, and is a specialist in wilderness survival. Joseph and his wife Connie (also his literary agent and manager) are the parents of a blended family and have sixteen grandchildren. For more about Joseph's writings and appearances, please visit www.thunderdreamers.com.


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  • (4/5)
    This book was interesting. While reading it I definitely learned a thing or two about the Lakota ways. It really helped me expand my knowledge of American history. Although at some parts it was a little bland, but overall I would suggest this book to anyone who wants to read an eye opening book on Lakota Indians.
  • (5/5)
    It reminded me of books / stories I read growing up. There are many lessons about quality of ones life: Great book!
  • (5/5)
    A fantastic account of a man who faced adversity because of his looks as a young child. His growth in skill and intelligence to become a leader that served his people.
  • (5/5)
    A book that contains wisdom in it, is always worthy
  • (4/5)
    The various Sioux tribes of the Great Plains in the 19th century had a reputation as being some of the toughest and wildest Indians. They were the Indians who in popular imagination swooped onto settlers crossing the plains in covered wagons. They were sometimes seen as animals to be exterminated. Atrocities were committed by both sides. Cultural cliches show the Sioux as tough warriors and not multi-dimensional humans who laughed, loved, had families and responsibilities. Into this gap steps actor/historian Marshall (born 1946) who was raised in a traditional Lakota household. He gives a human biography to one of the fiercest warriors, and does so from a Lakota perspective. Much time is spent on Crazy Horse's early life and upbringing, and of course his role at Little Bighorn. We gain a deeper understanding of how the Lakota saw the conflict, what motivated them, how they organized and saw their place in the world. The book feels accurate and transportive, the vocabulary and cultural information is rich due to Marshall's Lakota background.Although published in 2004 you wouldn't know because it feels timeless. One aspect that disturbed me is Crazy Horse's one-man crusade to kill gold prospectors in the Black Hills, sneaking up on them and blowing them away, day after day. This is a significant atrocity regardless of justification and I think it shouldn't be forgotten along with his heroic deeds, he was also a cold blooded mass killer. The Nez Perce for example did not commit deeds like this, not systematically, it was more than merely par for the times. He was probably about to be tried and hanged by Federal authorities but events intervened.
  • (5/5)
    An authentic tale of Crazy Horse written by a learned man, a Lakota man and an honest man...beautiful in every way!
  • (4/5)
    Crazy Horse and the Lakota, from the tribe's point of view, and as passed down in the oral traditions. Definitely a story that needs to be told. This is the side we don't hear about very often. Made me think: how often does one person or group not comprehend a different way of thinking, and fail to recognize the impact on communication. How can this middle ground be built?
  • (4/5)
    A grand tradition of story-telling leads to a phenomenal book, taking you into the very life of an all too human legend. Marshall makes it very clear this all comes down from the oral traditions of his people and perhaps that is what makes it so believable. I felt the wind cut by a storm of arrows and the sting of misunderstandings. In a world where the winner writes the history, this book brings me closer to the probable truth.
  • (5/5)
    If you've ever been interested in any book about Native Americans, this book will open your eyes. From the character analysis, to the style of writing, and in every other aspect, this is, by far, the best biography I've read. The combined elements of the book make it more than a biography of a famous Native American and better than just a history book of one of the great tribes of North America. Lastly, the book provides one of the best (succinct) foundations for anyone with aspirations of leadership.