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Tree Tall, an Indian boy living on an Oregon reservation in the mid-nineteenth century, wins a horse of his own in a race but finds his victory marred by misunderstanding and prejudice. Sequel to "Tree Tall and the Whiteskins."
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Grade 5-9 Tree Tall , an Oregon coast Indian boy, becomes a Christian in the tense days of his people's resettlement on a reservation policed by the U.S. calvary. When a settler makes a bet that his stallion can beat any local horse, offering a bred mare as a prize, Tree Tall strikes a bargain to ride a speedy bag of bones; earns the mare's foal; and restores Indian pride. During the tumultuous race, the stallion throws its rider. Instead of continuing on, and thus winning, Tree Tall turns back to minister to the fallen boy. When the whites blame him for the accident, Tree Tall has second thoughts about the principles in the Bible. However, testimony exonerates Tree Tall, and he receives a gelding for saving Tom. Evans defines coastal Indian life in detail. A different speech pattern distinguishes Indian talk from that of the white people, but it retains clear meaning. A few modern phrases do not belong. Illustrations render the horses handsomely, but settler and son are not shown as the text describes them. The book is self-conscious about its mission to prove that God answers prayers, but Tree Tall succeeds in its purpose at the same time that it illuminates a largely unknown corner of America during the 1850s. Pat Harrington, Phoenix Public Lib .
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Book Description Herald Pr, 1986. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110836134141