In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

Book - 2015
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Teased for his fair coloring, eleven-year-old Jimmy McClean travels with his maternal grandfather, Nyles High Eagle, to learn about his Lakota heritage while visiting places significant in the life of Crazy Horse, the nineteenth-century Lakota leader and warrior, in a tale that weaves the past with the present. Includes historical note and glossary.
Publisher: New York :, Amulet Books,, 2015
ISBN: 9781419707858
Branch Call Number: J
Characteristics: 163 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Yellowhawk, Jim 1958-


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Hillsboro_RobP Jan 03, 2019

The tale brings a compact history of Crazy Horse and the Lakota to life for a young reader. As an adult, it's hard to get past how the characters are simply talking boxes and it won't add much if you already know the story. As a child, you should be prepared for the scale of death that comes with Native American history in the mid 1800's.
A good piece of accessible history with a few misgivings.

Oct 08, 2018

Educational and easy read.

JCLKariE Jan 31, 2018

The oral storytelling tradition of the Lakota people shines through when a boy and his grandfather visit locations important to Crazy Horse.

Jul 02, 2017

I had my 11 & 13 year old boys read this book for our spring break trip out west. It's a wonderful book & very easy to read! It's written from the perspective of the grandson wanting to know about his culture. The grandfather gives the Lakota version & it is really a GREAT story!

TSCPL_NatalieM Aug 26, 2016

Marshall presents the complex history often left out of textbooks without any hero-worship or good guys vs. bad guys in an engaging and believable storytelling format. A glossary makes the text more accessible to younger readers.


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