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Crazy Horse : a Lakota life

Author: Kingsley M Bray
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma, ©2006.
Series: Civilization of the American Indian series, v. 254.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Crazy Horse was as much feared by tribal foes as he was honored by allies. His war record was unmatched, and his rout of Custer at the Little Bighorn reverberates through history. Yet so much about him is unknown or steeped in legend. This book corrects older, idealized accounts, and draws on a greater variety of sources than other recent biographies, to show the real Crazy Horse: not the brash Sioux warrior we have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Bray, Kingsley M., 1956-
Crazy Horse.
Norman : University of Oklahoma, ©2006
(OCoLC)607780849
Named Person: Crazy Horse; Crazy Horse; Crazy Horse; Crazy Horse.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kingsley M Bray
ISBN: 0806137851 9780806137858 9780806139869 0806139862
OCLC Number: 65165476
Description: xviii, 510 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 27 cm.
Contents: Curly hair --
The light-haired boy --
Year of the big giveaway --
Becoming hunka --
First to make the ground bloody --
Thunder dreamer --
Crying for a vision --
Crazy Horse --
Fighting the Crow people --
Till the road was opened --
Shirt wearer --
Fighting for the road --
Closing the road --
Shirt of honor --
Staying single --
War chief --
Up against it --
Iron road --
Thieves' road --
Days of the whirlwind --
I give you these because they have no eats --
A good day to die --
Walking the Black Road --
All the rivers lie across my road --
To keep my country --
I cherish the land --
I came here for peace --
Moon of making fat --
Buys a bad woman --
Many bad talks --
Putting blood on our faces --
Moving across the creek --
They refused to follow --
Bad winds blowing --
This day is mine --
Owning a ghost.
Series Title: Civilization of the American Indian series, v. 254.
Responsibility: Kingsley M. Bray.

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Crazy Horse was as much feared by tribal foes as he was honored by allies. His war record was unmatched, and his rout of Custer at the Little Bighorn reverberates through history. Yet so much about him is unknown or steeped in legend. This book corrects older, idealized accounts, and draws on a greater variety of sources than other recent biographies, to show the real Crazy Horse: not the brash Sioux warrior we have come to expect, but a modest, reflective man whose courage was anchored in Lakota piety. Biographer Bray places Crazy Horse within the context of the nineteenth-century Lakota world. He reassesses the war chief's achievements in numerous battles and retraces the tragic sequence of misunderstandings, betrayals, and misjudgments that led to his death. Bray also explores the private tragedies that marred Crazy Horse's childhood and the network of relationships that shaped his adult life.--From publisher description.

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