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Longing for a more powerful name than Slow--which he is called because he is slow in everything--a young Sioux proves his courage during a battle with enemy Crow and is given a new name, Sitting Bull, in honor of his bravery.
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Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website www.josephbruchac.com.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-6?This picture-book biography recounts the boyhood of a real Lakota Sioux named Slow, who grew up in the 1830s. Today's children of any background can empathize with his efforts to outgrow his childhood name and take his place as an adult among his people. The illustrations, oils that are rich and somber, convey details of traditional Lakota life, from the warm, close interiors of the family home to a pre-dawn assembly of warriors about to raid their Crow neighbors. The text creates an equally subtle portrayal of Plains Indian life. Many stereotypes of Native American culture are gently corrected, as when the author acknowledges that "women are the heart of the nation." The traditional Lakota explanation for the advent of horses is given alongside mention of their historical introduction by European explorers. Dialogue in the Native language helps to convey the richness of the culture. By the time Slow earns his new name, young readers will feel they know a real person?the man who was to become Sitting Bull, one of the great Sioux warriors and a hero at the Battle of Little Bighorn. This book works beautifully as historical fiction; it is less successful as biography as none of the dialogue is documented. An inspiring story.?Carolyn Polese, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
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Book Description Philomel, New York, New York, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Rocco, Baviera (illustrator). 1st Edition. unpaginated ,New Book childrens, Illustrated . The life of Sitting Bull, large may require additional postage for prioriry. Seller Inventory # 015914
Book Description Philomel, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0399226923
Book Description Philomel, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0399226923