Tasunka: A Lakota Horse Legend

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Donald F. Montileaux, Agnes Gay (Translator)
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
South Dakota State Historical
ISBN:
978-0985290528
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

Curiosity leads a young warrior to track a new animal. It leads him far from home, but at last he finds a herd of the strange new creatures. They are horses that shimmer with color and run swift as the wind. The Lakota capture and tame them, and the people grow rich and powerful. They become filled with pride. With their newfound strength they rule over the plains. Then the Great Spirit, who gave the gift of the horse, takes it away. This book is bilingual (English and Lakota).

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