In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall

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Read In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse Online Free - Jimmy McClean is a Lakota boy—though you would not guess it by his name: his father is a white man and his mother is Lakota. When he embarks on a journey with his grandfather, Nyles High Eagle, he learns more and more about his Lakota heritage—in particular, the story of Crazy Horse, one of the most important figures in Lakota history. Drawing inspiration from the oral stories of the Lakota tradition and the Lakota cultural mechanism of the “hero story,” Joseph Marshall provides readers with an insider’s perspective on the life of Tasunke Witko, better known as Crazy Horse. Through his grandfather’s tales about the famous warrior, Jimmy learns more about his Lakota heritage and, ultimately, himself.

Title : In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
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ISBN : 141970785X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 176 pages


Tim rated it ★★★★★

July 01, 2016

Like Crazy Horse the author, Joseph M. Marshall is a Lakota himself and in his introduction tells us how the legendary Lakota leader was his boyhood hero thanks to the stories told to him by his elders. He says these were merely stories to his boyhood sensibility but that as he grew older he real...

Alex rated it ★★★★☆

November 17, 2015

Eleven year-old Jimmy McClean may be Lakota, but unlike the other Lakota boys who have darker coloring and black hair, he has inherited more than just a Scottish name from his dad's side of the family. Not only does he not have a Lakota last name, but Jimmy also has light skin, blue eyes and ligh...

Donalyn rated it ★★★★☆

September 25, 2016

I read this book on a trip to Nebraska, which seemed fitting. I learned a lot about Crazy Horse and his legacy.

Carla rated it ★★★★☆

February 14, 2018

JJoseph M. Marshall III is a member of the Lakota nation and he has written other books about Crazy Horse, his childhood hero. This is his biography written for younger readers. Eleven year-old Jimmy McClean is 3/4 Lakota, but his 1/4 Scottish gave him his looks. He is teased about not being a re...

Jennifer rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 16, 2017

It should have taken me a couple of hours to read this book. Instead, it took me 4 days because I. Just. Couldn't. I procrastinated at every turn from reading this book. I'm grudgingly giving it 2 stars because it does contain a lot of historical information. But it's just such a disappointment....

Kascia rated it ★★★☆☆

April 10, 2016

I'm glad that kids can learn about Crazy Horse. However, I lost focus because it read more like a history book than an engaging narrative. It would be more relatable to kids if the story was more about Jimmy.

Linda rated it ★★★★★

February 02, 2016

I do believe I enjoyed reading this more than Marshall enjoyed writing it

Robert rated it ★★★★★

July 11, 2016

Great story about a grandfather's journey with his grandson. A really good introduction to Crazy Horse, who I'd like to learn more about.

Kelly rated it ★★★★☆

March 01, 2018

I read this with my third grade son; I really enjoy how reading a book aloud with someone can enhance the experience. I learned a lot, mainly trying to put things in perspective with my general history knowledge. The story is a boy and his grandfather taking a road trip -in the footsteps of Crazy...

Maureen rated it ★★★☆☆

January 29, 2018

I read this because it is a Virginia Reader’s Choice book this year. I enjoyed learning more about Crazy Horse and his bravery. The book gives a history of Crazy Horse’s life framed in a story of a Lakota grandfather teaching his grandson how to be brave and unafraid to be different by taking him...

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