In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

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Teased for his fair coloring, eleven-year-old Jimmy McClean travels with his maternal grandfather, Nyles High Eagle, to learn about his Lakota heritage while visiting places significant in the life of Crazy Horse, the nineteenth-century Lakota leader and warrior, in a tale that weaves the past with the present. Includes historical note and glossary.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781419707858
141970785X
Call Number: jF MARS
Characteristics: 165 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Yellowhawk, Jim 1958-- Illustrator

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Jimmy, a young Lakota boy, struggles with fitting in on his reservation because he does not look like the other Lakota boys; he has light hair, blue eyes, and his father is of Scottish decent. Grandpa Nyles sees an opportunity to introduce Jimmy to another Lakota who had fair hair and light skin—... Read More »

A great road trip story and a fascinating perspective on the life of Tasunke Witko, better known as Crazy Horse. For 4th graders and up.

Grades: 5-9. Age range: 10-14.
A boy travels with his grandfather to learn about his Lakota heritage while visiting places significant in the life of Crazy Horse.

A great road trip story and a fascinating perspective on the life of Tasunke Witko, better known as Crazy Horse. Check it out for your own summer road trips!

A great road trip story and a fascinating perspective on the life of Tasunke Witko, better known as Crazy Horse. 4th-8th grade.


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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.

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bclsv
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.

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surfer4
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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