For more than a decade one man struck fear into the hearts of US soldiers on the frontier: Crazy Horse, the great Oglala Sioux leader, who destroyed Custer at Little Big Horn, fought Crook toe-to-toe at the Rosebud, and outwitted and outran the Cavalry across the windswept plains where as a child he had played. Now, on a cloudless day in May, the legendary warrior rode toward the soldiers who had been his enemy for so long. In 1877, Crazy Horse surrendered to a young lieutenant, and a tale of betrayal and murder began. In this powerful, moving account of the last days of Crazy Horse, Terry C Johnston weaves a saga of warriors, lovers, peacemakers, traitors, war and suffering among the innocent on both sides. Most of all, this is the story of one man - a mystic, a fighter, a father and husband - whose last journey was as fateful and dramatic as a life lived without surrender.
Terry Johnston was born on the Kansas plains in 1947 and has lived all his life in the American west. His first novel, Carry the Wind, won the Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award from the Western Writers of America and his subsequent books have appeared in bestseller lists throughout the country. He lives and writes near Billings, Montana. There are over five million copies of Johnston's books in print.