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|
|Number of Pages||:||176 pages|
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...
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...
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.
February 02, 2016
I do believe I enjoyed reading this more than Marshall enjoyed writing 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.
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....
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.
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.
June 17, 2017
A Native American boy and his grandfather tour historic sites and learn the story of Crazy Horse.
February 19, 2017
This book is going to need a little help finding and audience, but when it does they are going to love it. Coming of age, road trips, history, culture all work so well in this slim text.