By Kingsley M. Bray
Crazy Horse used to be as a lot feared by way of tribal foes as he was once commemorated by means of allies. His battle list used to be unrivaled by means of any of his friends, and his rout of Custer on the Little Bighorn reverberates via historical past. but a lot approximately him is unknown or steeped in legend.
Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life corrects older, idealized accounts—and attracts on a wider variety of resources than different contemporary biographies—to reveal the genuine loopy Horse: no longer the brash Sioux warrior we have now come to count on yet a modest, reflective guy whose braveness was once anchored in Lakota piety. Kingsley M. Bray has plumbed interviews of loopy Horse’s contemporaries and consulted sleek Lakotas to fill in very important information of loopy Horse’s internal and public life.
Bray locations loopy Horse in the wealthy context of the nineteenth-century Lakota global. He reassesses the warfare chief’s achievements in different battles and retraces the tragic series of misunderstandings, betrayals, and misjudgments that resulted in his demise. 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 fulfillment, scholarly and authoritative, delivering an entire portrait of the guy and a fuller realizing of his position in American Indian and usa history.
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Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life (The Civilization of the American Indian Series) by Kingsley M. Bray