Books: Black Hills

IN THE SPIRIT OF CRAZY HORSE by Peter Matthiessen Viking; 628 pages; $20.95

For more than 20 years, Novelist and Naturalist Peter Matthiessen has been a powerful voice crying in, and about, the wilderness. With unruffled grace he has defended threatened species such as the African rhino (Sand Rivers) and a Stone Age tribe in New Guinea (Under the Mountain Wall), whose territory is being claimed by industrialized societies. In his 15th book, however, the author explores a tragedy closer to home. The territory is the Great Plains, and the endangered...

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