“A refreshing corrective to the commonly accepted story of the last days of War Chief Crazy Horse.” – American Indian Quarterly
“Published oral history of great value and importance.” – Choice
This unique book sheds new light on Crazy Horse and his people, the Teton Sioux. It is based on interviews with over thirty elderly Sioux people as well as on years of research in published and unpublished sources. All of the informants either knew Crazy Horse themselves or had been told about him by older relatives. Much of the information in the book is new, either not having been published before or contradicting the commonly accepted story. The authors are able to tie episodes in Crazy Horse’s life to specific geographical areas, to clarify for the first time the confused events surrounding his death, and to make a strong case for the exact place of his burial.