Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas by Mari SandozCrazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas by Mari Sandoz

Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas

byMari SandozIntroduction byVine Deloria Jr.

Paperback | March 1, 2008

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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.
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 Scientif...
Title:Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the OglalasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8 × 5.35 × 0.98 inPublished:March 1, 2008Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803217870

ISBN - 13:9780803217874

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The classic on Crazy Horse Bought this last month and was very pleased. A sympathetic take on a difficult subject by Mari Sandoz. Well researched and the writer still had access to Native American sources and speakers back in the 1930's. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-02-08

Table of Contents

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
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
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

Editorial Reviews

“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
- Great Plains Quarterly - 20070309