Ok. This is tome. At 634 pages In the Spirit of Crazy Horse is, literally, not light reading. And it’s not light reading in any other sense either – but I think it should be required reading for anyone living in the United States. It covers the history of the Lakota tribe from 1835 to 1981 – centering on the tribe’s struggle against the U.S. government. I first read this book at eighteen years old and I can say without a doubt it shaped me as a person and therefore as a mother now 15 years later. I think about the things I learned in this book all the time. Almost everyday.
Be ready, because this book will wake you up. You won’t be the same.