Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas (Bison Book)

Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas (Bison Book)

by Mari Sandoz (Author)


Crazy Horse, the military leader of the Oglala Sioux whose personal power and social nonconformity set him off as strange, fought in many famous battles, including the one at the Little Bighorn. He held out boldly against the government's efforts to confine the Sioux on reservations. Finally, in the spring of 1877 he surrendered, one of the last important chiefs to do so, only to meet a violent death. Mari Sandoz, the noted author of Cheyenne Autumn and Old Jules, both available as Bison Books, has captured the spirit of Crazy Horse with a strength and nobility befitting his heroism.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 428
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Bison Books
Published: 01 Jun 1992

ISBN 10: 0803292112
ISBN 13: 9780803292116

Media Reviews
Here is a glorious hero tale told with beauty and power ... the story of a great American. -John G. Neihardt, New York Times -- John G. Neihardt New York Times [One] of the great stories of the West, and the spirit of the sages, with a scrupulous regard for truth and history. -Atlantic Monthly 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 Washington Star
Author Bio
This edition, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the book's original publication, carries an introduction by Stephen B. Oates, the well-known biographer of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and others.