In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

Book - 2015
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"Jimmy McClean is a Lakota boy -- though you wouldn't guess it by his name: his father is part white and part Lakota, 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 and American history. Drawing references and inspiration from the oral stories of the Lakota tradition, author Joseph Marshall III juxtaposes the contemporary story of Jimmy with the life of Tasunke Witko, better known as Crazy Horse (c. 1840--1877)."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781419707858
Branch Call Number: j MARSHALL 2015
Characteristics: 165 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Yellowhawk, Jim 1958-- Illustrator


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Grade 4-8. With his Grandfather, Jimmy McClean retraces the foosteps of Crazy Horse, a Lakota hero who also had light colored hair.

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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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