Marell Takes a Ride Through Time
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>2 marell: What did you think of Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors? I hope you enjoy your upcoming reading.
Oh, sorry, I meant to write about Crazy Horse and Custer but got busy and forgot about it.
I thought it was very well researched. It is quite long and though packed with a lot of information, it is a great read from start to finish. The traditions and beliefs of the Native Americans, especially the Sioux, of course, were especially interesting. I liked the way the author showed the parallels not only between Crazy Horse and Custer but between the Indians and the Army and U.S. government.
The book portrayed neither Crazy Horse or Custer as idols or villains. There are many fascinating characters in this story. The descriptions of that then, and in many places still, wide open country were breathtaking.
Around 2002, we visited the Little Big Horn and I’ve never forgotten it. Since then they have included Native American memorials. I hope to go back someday. The site and the book are highly recommended.
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