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Book review: 'The Killing of Crazy Horse' by Thomas Powers
Book review: 'The Killing of Crazy Horse' by Thomas Powers

The Killing of Crazy Horse Thomas Powers Alfred A. Knopf: 568 pp., $30 This we know to be true: Crazy Horse, legendary war leader of the Oglala Lakota Sioux, died in September 1877, at Camp Robinson, a U.S. Army fort in Nebraska. Some sources report that Crazy Horse was fatally wounded by a military guard while resisting arrest. Others describe his death as a murder by the U.S. government. How exactly did Crazy Horse die, and what does his death tell us about official U.S. government intentions toward the great American tribes at the end of the 19th century? These are the questions that Thomas Powers sets out to answer in "The Killing of Crazy Horse." History and story, myth...

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