The Life and Death of Crazy Horseby Russell Freedman, Amos Bad Bull (Illustrator), Amos Bad Heart Bull (Illustrator)
The heroic story of the Oglala Warrior who triumphed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. An ALA Notable Book and a Best Book for Young Adults. Illus. by Amos Bad Heart Bull.
Unlike Judith St. George (Crazy Horse, 1994), Freedman plays down his subjects bloodthirsty side, but both authors present balanced, convincing accounts of the prejudice, confusion, and simple incomprehension that fueled the Indian Wars, and reaffirm the central role that Crazy Horse played in them. As was true of Freedman's Indian Winter (1992), illustrations created not long after the events they depict give this a unique authority; Amos Bad Heart Bull (1869-1913) was a cousin of Crazy Horse, and his drawings, done in the 1890s, are based on Sioux witnesses personal accounts.
Meet the Author
Russell Freedman received the Newbery Medal for LINCOLN: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY. He is also the recipient of three Newbery Honors, a National Humanities Medal, the Sibert Medal, the Orbis Pictus Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and was selected to give the 2006 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City and travels widely to research his books.
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I recommend that you read this book. It went into detail of Crazy Horse's life. It is a easy read, and it is real interesting. When i first looked at the cover I thought that this book is going to be stupid. But I couldn't stop reading because so many events happened that I wanted to know more about.