The truth behind the legend from the voices of the Lakota, available only in the Lakota oral tradition so far. Marshall explores the nuances and complexities that led up to and followed the battle. He examines the significance of the battle, illuminating why and how the Lakota fought so fiercely, even as the acknowledged the inevitability of change. And finally, he considers the consequences of the battle as part of the tragic fight that changed the scope of both America and the American landscape. Those wishing to understand Crazy Horse as the Lakota know him won’t find a better account than this.