The story of the famous military leader of the Oglala Sioux.
BOOK I - THE LIGHT-HAIRED BOY1. Cow Tracks on the Holy Road2. The Coming of the Wagon Guns3. The Gift of Ears4. Soldiers on the Blue Water5. The Great Teton Council6. The Song of a Good NameBOOK II - THE GLORIOUS WARRIOR1. Fat Times for the People2. Whites Like Rising Flood Waters3. The Big Year4. The Hundred in the Hands5. So Long as Grass Shall Grow6. Many Things Thrown AwayBOOK III - THE MAN OF THE PEOPLE1. Marriage and the Death of a Friend2. Death, and the Thieves' Road3. The Great Encampment4. Many Soldiers Falling into Camp5. The Smoke of Victory Hangs Low6. Sitting on the White Man's Island7. A Red Blanket from His OwnWHITE-MAN CHRONOLOGYBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES
Mari Sandoz (1896-1966) is the noted author of Cheyenne Autumn, Old Jules, and The Battle of the Little Bighorn (all available in Bison Books editions). Vine Deloria Jr. (1933-2005) is the author of many books, including Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto and Red Earth, White Lies: Native Americans and the Myth of Scientific Fact.
"[One] of the great stories of the West, and written ... in the spirit of the sages, with scrupulous regard for truth and history." Atlantic Monthly "The glorious hero tale told with beauty and power ... the story of a great American." John G. Neihardt, New York Times "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