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The friendship and adventures of Iktomi, the trickster figure from Lakota legend, and Troll, the familiar character from Norse mythology, are the subject of this imaginative, marvelously spun tale. While searching for his Norwegian immigrant family, the gentle, lumbering Troll meets Iktomi. The vain, opportunistic Trickster soon discovers that he too has lost his people, the Lakota. When Iktomi and Troll eventually find their peoples, they are neither recognized nor wanted. The lonely Trickster and the Troll find solace in their friendship and take refuge in a cave. Many years pass before they are rediscovered and loved again.

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Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, a well-known Lakota writer whose husband is of Norwegian descent, conceived of this story as a way to teach her children about their mixed-blood heritage. She is the author of many children’s books and of the memoir Completing the Circle (Nebraska 1995), winner of the 1992 North American Indian Prose Award. She and her husband live in Rapid City, South Dakota. She was awarded a National Humanities Medal in 2000.

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Grade 4-8. Combining traditions from her own Lakota heritage and her husband's Norwegian background, Sneve weaves a thought-provoking story of the Sioux trickster Iktomi's encounter with a giant Troll who followed members of the Norwegian family he has guarded for generations to this country. The friendship that develops supports the figures as the people who once celebrated their exploits in family storytelling lose their languages and traditions and turn away. Iktomi watches sadly as buffalo are killed; grasses are plowed up; and his Native American people, demoralized by hunger, illness, and perpetual war, go off to a reservation. Troll helps his European immigrant family with the plowing and the changing of the landscape but is similarly rejected by family members eager to adopt new American ways. Time passes while the abandoned folk heroes make a new home together in a cave in the Black Hills but, in a plot twist that mirrors the changing American metaphor from melting pot to tossed salad, Lakota and Norwegian-American families of the next generation welcome them back into their separate lives. Only a last chapter describing tales told about their cave suggests that their friendship might have survived. Lakota and Norwegian words are comprehensible in context and defined in a glossary. While the language might make this challenging reading for children, the story, like its models, would be entertaining read aloud and has strong regional interest.?Kathleen Isaacs, Edmund Burke School, Washington, DC
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