Crazy Horse's Vision

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Accompanied by ledger style paintings inspired by the Plains Indians, an Abenaki Indian tells the compelling story of how a young boy named Curly seeks a vision in the hope of saving his people and grows into the brave and fierce warrior, Crazy Horse.

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Crazy Horse is among the best known Native American heroes. Yet many people do not know that his boyhood name was Curly, inspired by his curly hair. Curly was a leader even as a young boy, but his bravery could not prepare him for the trouble he and the other Lakota faced from the white settlers. After a fierce battle that mortally wounded Chief Conquering Bear, Curly felt called to help his people. So he defied traditional custom and ran away to seek a vision. Three days went by. Finally, as an exhausted Curly collapsed on the ground, the vision came—a rider suspended above the ground and voices coming from nowhere. It took three years for Curly to understand his vision, and this long journey gave him the strength and leadership to guide his people. Because of this powerful vision, Curly’s father renamed him Crazy Horse.

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Joseph Bruchac, of Abenaki Indian descent, is among the most respected and widely published Native American authors, with more than 150 books to his credit, including the popular Keepers of the Earth series. Bruchac is also a poet, professional storyteller, and editor at a literary publishing house, The Greenfield Review Press, which he co-founded with his wife. Bruchac is a frequent speaker at conferences and other venues throughout the country. He and his wife live in Greenfield Center, New York.

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