978-1-56731-170-9 / 9781567311709

Crazy Horse


Publisher:Fine Communications



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One of the best Known Least Known names and personalities in American history, Crazy Horse has-been glamorized or demonized in western Countless movies. But it was Mari Sandoz, born not far from where Crazy Horse was born and author of Nearly two dozen books of western history, biography and fiction, who first Told the true story of the military leader of the Oglala Sioux Before he was twenty, Crazy Horse HAD earned His adult name, not only Because of His stunning success in battle, But Also Because of the sacred vision I HAD (The \"crazy\" in Crazy Horse Means actually holy, mystical or inspired). That vision drove him to seek \"the good of His people,\" to protect them from enemies and Their drive the white invaders from Their Land. But even though I've spent His Life In Their service, they 'thought of him as unusual and Often called him \"the Strange One,\" Because He Seemed indifferent to the external Things That Mattered to them He wore neither paint feathers nor, cared little for singing and dancing, not Told His tales of brave deeds. To tell His story, Mari Sandoz Deliberately Attempts to imitate the Indian oral tradition. She uses \"the simplest words possible, hoping by idiom and figures and the underlying rhythm pattern to say some of the things of the Indians for Which there are no white-man words.\" The result has-been called a masterpiece of \"lyrical brilliance a tour de force of language and style It is an unforgettable work about an unforgotten man.

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