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.

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.

Hope rated it ★★★★☆

August 07, 2017

Very good William Allen White nominee. I appreciated the map in the front. I'm sure many young readers will appreciate the glossary in the back.

Jennifer rated it ★★★☆☆

March 25, 2017

As a history buff, I love that this book focuses on how knowing where we come from can help us better know who we are. And I very much enjoyed learning more about Crazy Horse.

Mary Anne rated it ★★★☆☆

June 17, 2017

A Native American boy and his grandfather tour historic sites and learn the story of Crazy Horse.

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