The killing of Crazy Horse
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Published:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2010.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
xx, 568 pages, [16] pages of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Status:
Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction
978.004975 P8887k
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
978.004975 P8887k
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He was the greatest Indian warrior of the nineteenth century. His victory over General Custer at the battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 was the worst defeat inflicted on the frontier Army. And the death of Crazy Horse in federal custody has remained a controversy for more than a century. The Killing of Crazy Horse pieces together the many sources of fear and misunderstanding that resulted in an official killing hard to distinguish from a crime. A rich cast of characters, whites and Indians alike, passes through this story, including Red Cloud, the chief who dominated Oglala history for fifty years but saw in Crazy Horse a dangerous rival; No Water and Woman Dress, both of whom hated Crazy Horse and schemed against him; the young interpreter Billy Garnett, son of a fifteen-year-old Oglala woman and a Confederate general killed at Gettysburg; General George Crook, who bitterly resented newspaper reports that he had been whipped by Crazy Horse in batt≤ Little Big Man, who betrayed Crazy Horse; Lieutenant William Philo Clark, the smart West Point graduate who thought he could "work" Indians to do the Army's bidding; and Fast Thunder, who called Crazy Horse cousin, held him the moment he was stabbed, and then told his grandson thirty years later, "They tricked me! They tricked me!" At the center of the story is Crazy Horse himself, the warrior of few words whom the Crow said they knew best among the Sioux, because he always came closest to them in battle. No photograph of him exists today. The death of Crazy Horse was a traumatic event not only in Sioux but also in American history. With the Great Sioux War as background and context, drawing on many new materials as well as documents in libraries and archives, Thomas Powers recounts the final months and days of Crazy Horse's life not to lay blame but to establish what happened.
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9780375414466, 0375414460

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Investigates the enigmatic Native American figure, assessing critical battles attributed to his leadership within the context of the Great Sioux Wars, exploring the relationships between the Lakota Sioux and other tribes, and analyzing the subjugation of North Plains Native Americans.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Powers, T. (2010). The killing of Crazy Horse. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Powers, Thomas, 1940 Dec. 12-. 2010. The Killing of Crazy Horse. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

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Powers, Thomas, 1940 Dec. 12-, The Killing of Crazy Horse. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

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Powers, Thomas. The Killing of Crazy Horse. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. Print.

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