With the Great Sioux War as background and context, and drawing on many new materials, Thomas Powers establishes what really happened in the dramatic final months and days of Crazy Horses life.He was the greatest Indian warrior of the nineteenth century, whose victory over General Custer at the battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 was the worst defeat ever inflicted on the frontier army But after surrendering to federal troops, Crazy Horse was killed in custody for reasons which have been fiercely debated for than a century The Killing of Crazy Horse pieces together the story behind this official killing....
|Title||:||The Killing of Crazy Horse|
|Publisher||:||Vintage November 1, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||592 pages|
|File Size||:||663 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Killing of Crazy Horse Reviews
A marvelous account of the story of Crazy Horse. I've read numerous accounts of the Great Sioux War, starting with Mari Sandoz, of course, and including among others, Utley, Connell, Philbrick, and Robinson, and this is the first cohesive description of the events, including the who did or said what to whom, that lead up to the killing of Crazy Horse from the time of his surrender. Greed, jealousy, betrayal, and the hunger for power and fame, are human traits that are front and center in many of the situations related to the Crazy Horse story. The book is meticulously footnoted and sourced. However, the Sioux that are front and center did not speak English. All of what they said is through the words of an interpreter. I think it is important to be aware of this as youread.
Thomas Power's The Killing of Crazy Horse is most deserving of the praise offered by fellow authors Larry McMurtry and Evan Thomas. Power's work of non-fiction ventures miles beyond the compelling story of Crazy Horse to encompass a rich journey into the final years of the Sioux and the demise of their culture upon the great northern plains.
This was one of the most interesting books I have ever read. It was also one of the most difficult books to get through. It is incredibly long...It has never taken me so long to read a book....but I could not put it down. It gives an amazing perspective of the Indian culture and the workings of the United States Government at that time. It is a story of small victories and huge losses on both sides. If you are into historical novels that go into extreme detail this would be the one. I am not going to give an actual report on what the book is about. The title is self explanatory. Even though it was time consuming I don't know how it could have been written any other way. The story is powerful and there are aspects of it that I will never forget. I would recommend it to anyone that has an interest in the Great American West and how it was settled. I gave it a 5 star simply due to the length.
A very engrossing and tragic story, in more ways than one. Author Thomas Powers set out to find out why Crazy Horse was killed. And how the killing of Crazy Horse came about. In researching this, it was probable that Powers would also find "why" those who wanted Crazy Horse dead wanted this. In the end, this is one tragic story, set in the middle of the larger tragic story: the fate of the Sioux, following their great defeat of Custer in June of 1976.