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Stone Song

A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse

Win Blevins

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Description

Of all the great warriors of Native America, Crazy Horse remains the most enigmatic. Scorned from his childhood for his light hair, he was a man who spurned the love of finery and honors so characteristic of Lakota Sioux warriors. Despite these differences, Crazy Horse led his people to their greatest victory at the Battle of the Little Big Horn where General Custer fell.

Crazy Horse's entire life was a triumph of the spirit. In youth, Crazy Horse was set aside by his powerful vision of Rider, the spiritual expression of his future greatness, and by the passion and grief of his overwhelming love for a woman. It was only in battle that his heart could find rest. As his world crumbled, Crazy Horse managed to find his way in harmony with the age-old wisdom of the Lakota and to beat the US Army on its own terms. He lived, and died, his own man.



Praise For Stone Song: A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse

Praise for Stone Song:

"Win Blevins is a major chroniclers of the American West.....Stone Song is a genuine masterpiece. It is history in the grandest possible manner....A joy to read."--Tulsa World

"Win Blevins has outdone himself. Stone Song is a classic. He gives us Crazy Horse, the legend, as Crazy Horse, the man."--Tony Hillerman

"One of the great books of our time...one of those rare universal works that touch the souls of all peoples."--Richard Wheeler, author of An Obituary for Major Reno

"Stone Song is a classic epic, fit to stand beside Frederick Manfred's Lord Grizzly and A.B. Guthrie's The Big Sky."--Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear, USA Today bestselling authors


"A mighty novel, filled with the adventurous truths of one great man who conquered all but deception."--Max Evans, bestselling author of Rounders Three

"The life of Crazy Horse, the greatest war chief of the Sioux Indian nation, is the subject of this moving and authentically detailed novel. Crazy Horse eagerly embraced the traditional warrior's skills, honor and purpose. Crazy Horse and his two loves, Black Buffalo Woman and Black Shawl, tried vainly to maintain their freedom, dignity and pride...deeply thoughtful and persuasive...the compelling story of a man destined for triumph and betrayal, but ultimately for glory."--Publishers Weekly

"This quintessentially American story is a page-turning reading adventure. History of the grandest sort presented in the grandest possible manner. Win Blevins' style is superb."--Norman Zollinger, bestselling author of Riders to Cibola and Not of War Only

"Blevins expertly delves into the psyche of a warrior guided by mystic visions...Many-layered and complex: Blevins reveals a truly human Crazy Horse, and a completely believable tribal life."--Kirkus Reviews





"This novel is a genuine masterpiece."



"Far eclipses everything that has been written about Crazy Horse. It touches its readers deeply within their souls"



"Stone Song is a genuine masterpiece. It is history in the grandest possible manner....A joy to read."



"The only significant work of fiction on the Lakota Sioux since Ruth Beebe Hill's Hanta Yo."



"Stone Song is a classic. He gives us Crazy Horse, the legend, as Crazy Horse, the man."



"One of the great books of our time...one of those rare universal works that touch the souls of all peoples."



"Stone Song is a classic epic, fit to stand beside Frederick Manfred's Lord Grizzly and A.B. Guthrie's The Big Sky."



"A mighty novel, filled with the adventurous truths of one great man who conquered all but deception."



"[A] moving and authentically detailed novel"



"This quintessentially American story is a page-turning reading adventure. History of the grandest sort presented in the grandest possible manner."



"Expertly delves into the psyche of a warrior. Blevins reveals a truly human Crazy Horse, and a completely believable tribal life."

Forge, 9780765314970, 400pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2006



About the Author

Win Blevins is an authority on the Plains Indians and the fur-trade era of the West. His rollicking tribute to the mountain man, Give Your Heart to the Hawks, remains in print thirty years after its first publication; his novel of Crazy Horse, Stone Song, earned several prestigious literary prizes; and such novels as Charbonneau, The Rock Child, and RavenShadow have established him as among the best of writers of the West. He lives in Utah's Canyonlands with his wife, Meredith, also a novelist.