David Matheson Red Thunder

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Red Thunder

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RED THUNDER is a memoir of a People, the Schee-tsu-umsh Indians, now called the Coeur d'Alene Tribe in Northern Idaho, USA. The story follows several generations of the tribe from birth to adulthood, old age to death and explores the themes of courage, family, love, tragedy and hope.

The author has translated genuine oral histories and incorporated them into the lives of Sun Bear, Rainbow Girl and the tribe of Schee-tsu-umsh Indians. This authentic work displays the rich cultural teachings behind Native American life in a very real and relevant sense that is applicable to our times.

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I wanted to capture the essence of our authentic traditions and customs, our principles and teachings. Our tribe has a long-standing oral tradition and thus I felt the most effective way to bring these teachings to life was through the power of story. The backdrop to the story is part of our genuine oral history regarding the life and times of our great prophet chief, Circling Raven. 

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Steeped in traditional culture and harmony with the natural world, this is the inspirational story of several generations of a band of the Sch'tsu'umsh Indians who lived in a vast region that became eastern Washington, northern Idaho, western Montana. The band's rich oral history from the early 1700s is seen through the eyes of a boy name Sun Bear and his sister, Rainbow Girl, whose family struggles to find peace and hold onto what is precious and sacred.  In his award-winning historical novel, David Matheson authentically recreates an all-but-vanished way of life giving reader new understanding and appreciation of the common experiences shared by all peoples.

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