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In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
by III Joseph Marshall and Jim Yellowhawk


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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, celebrated author Joseph Marshall III juxtaposes the contemporary story of Jimmy with an insider s perspective on the life of Tasunke Witko, better known as Crazy Horse (c. 1840 1877). The book follows the heroic deeds of the Lakota leader who took up arms against the US federal government to fight against encroachments on the territories and way of life of the Lakota people, including leading a war party to victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Along with Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse was the last of the Lakota to surrender his people to the US army. Through his grandfather s tales about the famous warrior, Jimmy learns more about his Lakota heritage and, ultimately, himself.
American Indian Youth Literature Award
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  • ISBN-13: 9781419707858
  • ISBN-10: 141970785X
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Page Count: 176
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-14


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Multigenerational
Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - United States - Native American

 
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