Joseph Marshall continues to touch and impress me with his insightful books on the history and traditions of the Lakota culture.
This volume offers true enlightenment on why the Battle of the Greasy Grass—known to the rest of the world as Little Bighorn—was indeed the turning point between the past and future of the Lakota and other tribes of the northern Great Plains. The story is seen here through the eyes of the temporary victors and eventual losers of that horrendous encounter, and the reader is left with mixed feelings of regret and helplessness. All we can do now is understand, and this book is definitely a clear trail to that effect. Simply put: it’s wonderful. —Chuck Lewis