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The Journey of Crazy Horse

By: Joseph M. Marshall III
Narrated by: Joseph M. Marshall III
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Summary

Most of the world remembers Crazy Horse as a peerless warrior who brought the U.S. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But to his fellow Lakota Indians, he was a dutiful son and humble fighting man who, with valor, spirit, respect, and unparalleled leadership, fought for his people's land, livelihood, and honor. In this fascinating biography, Joseph Marshall, himself a Lakota Indian, creates a vibrant portrait of the man, his times, and his legacy.

Drawing on firsthand research and his culture's rich oral tradition (rarely shared outside the Native American community), Marshall reveals many aspects of Crazy Horse's life, including details of the powerful vision that convinced him of his duty to help preserve the Lakota homeland, a vision that changed the course of Crazy Horse's life and spurred him confidently into battle time and time again.

The Journey of Crazy Horse is the true story of how one man's fight for his people's survival roused his true genius as a strategist, commander, and trusted leader. And it is an unforgettable portrayal of a revered human being and a profound celebration of a culture, a community, and an enduring way of life.

©2004 Joseph M. Marshall III (P)2004 HighBridge Company

Critic reviews

"A vivid, haunting biography that acknowledges the author's boyhood hero worship but avoids hagiography....This book adds spirit and life to our understanding of this enigmatic and important man." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Marshall does a good job of bringing Crazy Horse to life by examining all his milestones....A highly readable, as-accurate-as-the-record-allows study of the nineteenth-century's best-known Lakota chief." ( Booklist)

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amazing listen, not least because of the narration

I'm not a reader, unless of course its stuff I find i need to explore after emerging form a rabbit hole.. Recently though I discovered the world of the audible. This book is part of a series written AND narrated by Joseph Marshall III. Its a stunning piece if work that tracks the story of Crazy Horse from a child when his name was Light Hair, to his premature death. Crazy Horse was a Thunder being, as such his life belonged to the people. An excellent tactician, leader and accomplished warrior, he was a man of massive humility who suffered much loss in his short life. Joesph Marshall III is himself Lakota who grew up with the stories of the old ways. Like many indigenous cultures their history is passed down through the generations via story telling as such this is probably the most accurate take on who Crazy Horse was ever put into print. The author reads with heart and a confidence in his knowledge, further being Lakota, his voice, his dialect and personal insights made this listen a very enjoyable experience.

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So informative and a brilliant listen

Wonderful story and so captivating - an added layer given by the narrative being a of the same family to Crazy Horse.

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great story.

great story and great narration. it is easy to follow. very informative. loved listening to it

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wonderful

a clear and noble view of crazy horse, from a differant piont of view. i loved it. and anyone interested in there poeple should read this.

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Brilliant

I loved this book. Touching, insightful and entertaining. Gives a glimpse of a sadly gone way of life through lessons handed down over many years via word of mouth.

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A very important book of truth

This is one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure to listen to on audible, I would like to thank Joseph M Marshall III for this beautiful book. The story has presented the truth and help preserve the deeds of a great honorable leader who was not driven by a lust for power or material gain, but to do what was right to try and save the way of life for his people. There are very few who walk this earth who cannot be bought and stay true to their sole purpose., Crazy Horse to me will always be a very special being who forefilled his destiny.

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Incredible story and narrator

This audiobook blew me away. Would recommend to anyone. The author's narration is perfect - almost an extension of the old oral tradition. I can't imagine reading this as a text. This is profound, moving and troubling. As a UK reader/listener, the legend of Crazy Horse is perhaps not so familiar, but this deserves to make it so. I will try some of the authors other audiobooks too, on the strength of this.

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Beautiful

Loved the book and what I loved most is it showed the human side of crazy horse. It also had some wonderful life lessons in the book for me to, will read again from this author.

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great insight

really good book, and brilliantly read by the author, seems so much more authentic

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Wow!

An inspirational and genuine account of the Hero, The Warrior and The Human Being & Man we call Crazy Horse.
Joseph M. Marshall III Is a credit to the name! I couldn't out the book down. Beautiful and Eloquent portrayal! Loved it 😍

Thečhíhila 😘

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