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Do you think anyone in the novel shows great vision?

Created: 08/22/18

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davinamw

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Do you think anyone in the novel shows great vision?

The book begins with an epigraph by Crazy Horse that says, "A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it..." Do you think anyone in the novel shows great vision?


Posted Sep. 08, 2018 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
rebajane

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RE: Do you think anyone in the novel shows great vision?

I think it was really hard to during those times. So much of what people were venturing into was unknown.


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Cynthia

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RE: Do you think anyone in the novel shows great vision?

I agree that there were too many unknowns during this period of history. You need data for predictability and often what turned out to be a win or a loss in battle was due to climate, terrain, cunning, luck, and certainly the unpredictability of the behavior of the enemy (on each side). For example, I didn't even see where Golden Buffalo's preemptive attempt to learn the ways of the white man did his tribe, or Custer, anything significant to help or hinder either cause. There was too much to learn and assimilate, as this was new territory, new times.


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Gloria

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RE: Do you think anyone in the novel shows great vision?

I think Golden Buffalo had great vision. He knew exactly what was to become of his people. Could he do anything about it? He hoped so, but alas could not.


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PiperUp

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RE: Do you think anyone in the novel shows great vision?

I agree that Golden Buffalo had great vision. It seemed as if he were the only one with a realistic outlook of what was going to happen.


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peggyt

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RE: Do you think anyone in the novel shows great vision?

It appeared to me that Golden Buffalo was a plot device meant to embody the words of Crazy Horse.


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janen

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RE: Do you think anyone in the novel shows great vision?

I agree with the comments about Golden Bull. He had a vision but could not get anyone to appreciate what he saw coming for his people.


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Rosieglitter

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RE: Do you think anyone in the novel shows great vision?

Golden Buffalo saw what was to become of his people.


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valeriec

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RE: Do you think anyone in the novel shows great vision?

Only golden buffalo


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bonnieb

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RE: Do you think anyone in the novel shows great vision?

Golden Buffalo had great vision. When the cavalry entered the Sioux's land. He warned Custer that "the Lakota know the army is coming. They are prepared." He told Custer that they'd rather die than be defeated and "their medicine is too strong." "The Great Spirit has giving the Sioux victory. The scouts are afraid. It means do not follow the Lakota into the Bighorn Country, or they will destroy you".


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