I have always loved reading about our Native Americans,
This review is from: Horse Raid: The Making of a Warrior (Hardcover)
I have always loved reading about our Native Americans. The HORSE RAID is about the Plains Indians and how a boy became a warrior.
This is really like two books in one. The forward tells the historical information and then the fictional story follows. Understanding the historical part makes the story all that much better.
The story features a 14-year-old boy who wants to be grown up. His father wants him to wait to join a horse raiding party but his grandfather helps him to ride out after the party left. The boys think they are following the party without its knowledge but his father allows him four days before he approaches him and tells him they knew they were there.
So they are allowed to join the party and the rest of the story is about what happens during the raid and when they return home. The books also describes how in tune to nature the Indians were and how they earned their place in the society. The illustrations that go along with the story add so much to the written words.
Whether you are a teacher or mother, you will find this book to be something to add to your library.