Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse

The Strange Man of the Oglalas

Mari Sandoz
Introduction by Vine Deloria Jr.

512 pages

Paperback

March 2008

978-0-8032-1787-4

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January 2013

978-0-8032-4598-3

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March 2008

978-0-8032-4087-2

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About the Book

Crazy Horse, the legendary military leader of the Oglala Sioux whose personal power and social nonconformity contributed to his reputation as being “strange,” fought in many famous battles, including the Little Bighorn, and held out tirelessly against the U.S. government’s efforts to confine the Lakotas to reservations. Finally, in the spring of 1877 he surrendered, only to meet a violent death. More than a century later Crazy Horse continues to hold a special place in the hearts and minds of his people. Mari Sandoz offers a powerful evocation of the long-ago world and enduring spirit of Crazy Horse. Chosen as a 2007 One Book, One Nebraska selection, this edition of Crazy Horse includes discussion questions and a comprehensive glossary to enhance the reader's experience with this classic Sandoz text.

Author Bio

Mari Sandoz (1896–1966) is the noted author of Cheyenne Autumn, Old Jules, and The Battle of the Little Bighorn (all available in Bison Books editions).
 
Vine Deloria Jr. (1933–2005) is the author of many books, including Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto and Red Earth, White Lies: Native Americans and the Myth of Scientific Fact.

Praise

“Here is a glorious hero tale told with beauty and power . . . the story of a great American.”—John G. Neihardt, New York Times

“[One] of the great stories of the West, and written . . . in the spirit of the sages, with a scrupulous regard for truth and history.”—Atlantic Monthly

“This history of the Oglala Indian Crazy Horse is a splendidly done thing. [Sandoz] gives a magnificent picture of the Plains Indian civilization.”—Washington Star

“The urge to shape political policy and attitudes by capturing an aura of her subjects is best exemplified by Sandoz’s passionate intensity in the writing of the book Crazy Horse.” —Mary Dixon, Great Plains Quarterly

Table of Contents

BOOK I - THE LIGHT-HAIRED BOY
1. Cow Tracks on the Holy Road
2. The Coming of the Wagon Guns
3. The Gift of Ears
4. Soldiers on the Blue Water
5. The Great Teton Council
6. The Song of a Good Name
BOOK II - THE GLORIOUS WARRIOR
1. Fat Times for the People
2. Whites Like Rising Flood Waters
3. The Big Year
4. The Hundred in the Hands
5. So Long as Grass Shall Grow
6. Many Things Thrown Away
BOOK III - THE MAN OF THE PEOPLE
1. Marriage and the Death of a Friend
2. Death, and the Thieves' Road
3. The Great Encampment
4. Many Soldiers Falling into Camp
5. The Smoke of Victory Hangs Low
6. Sitting on the White Man's Island
7. A Red Blanket from His Own
WHITE-MAN CHRONOLOGY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
NOTES

Awards

2007 One Book, One Nebraska selection

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