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Crazy Horse: War Chief of the Oglala Sioux

Goldman, Martin S.

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ISBN 10: 0531112586 / ISBN 13: 9780531112588
Published by Franklin Watts, Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.A., 1996
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Title: Crazy Horse: War Chief of the Oglala Sioux

Publisher: Franklin Watts, Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition

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A definitive portrait of the Oglala Sioux leader follows his life and brilliant but tragic career during the tumultuous era of the mid-nineteenth-century Indian Wars.

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Grade 6 Up?"There are two Crazy Horses. One belongs to the Indians. The other belongs to the whites. Neither...bears much resemblance to historical reality..." Goldman portrays both figures through careful research duly footnoted. He paints the background by deftly stroking in the concepts of Sioux culture and history. While the book offers an excellent look at the decline of the Sioux, it stands out as an in-depth look at a fascinating historical personality. Crazy Horse was above all an individual, a loner who was seen as peculiar by many, a fast friend, brave warrior, and cruel to his enemies. At 23, he was acknowledged as war chief of the Oglalas; by the end, he was cast out of the Shirt-Wearers (the ruling council) and betrayed by former friends. Russell Freedman's The Life and Death of Crazy Horse (Holiday, 1996) has a handsome format and a profusion of drawings by Amos Bad Heart Bull. The books complement each other well. Freedman focuses tightly on Crazy Horse. His shorter sentences and frequent quotes convey a sense of immediacy, while Goldman leisurely paints the Big Picture: cultural background and biographical sketches of key figures who set the events in motion. Freedman's title will be more accessible to a younger audience; mature readers will appreciate the complexity of details and Goldman's analysis of the aftermath of Crazy Horse's death.?Marilyn Payne Phillips, University City Public Library, MO
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