Publication: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006, Norman
First edition. 8vo. Two-tone quarter red cloth and black boards, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, black front and rear endpapers, xviii, 510 pp., acknowledgments, introduction, illustrated, plates, portraits, maps, notes, bibliography, index. "Crazy Horse was as much feared by tribal foes as he was honored by allies. His war record was unmatched by any of his peers, and his rout of Custer at the Little Bighorn reverberates through history. Yet so much about him is unknown or steeped in legend." This book corrects older, idealized accounts—and draws on a greater variety of sources than other recent biographies—to expose the real Crazy Horse. The author reassesses the war chief’s achievements in numerous battles and retraces the tragic sequence of misunderstandings, betrayals, and misjudgments that led to his death. He also explores the private tragedies that marred Crazy Horse’s childhood and the network of relationships that shaped his adult life. Robert M. Utley calls this biography of the Lakota leader "a definitive work." As new, unread copy in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 41268