ERIC Number: ED259848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Quest for Courage. Indian Culture Series EH-92.
One in a series of stories of the Blackfeet Indians, this short novel is set in the late 1800's when the life of the Blackfeet centered around horses and buffalo, and they were one of the most powerful tribes on the northern plains. The novel consists of 12 chapters, each with a full-page illustration, and tells the story of Lame Bear, a boy who has been crippled by a broken leg. He feels that he is useless and a disgrace to his father's lodge and to his tribe until the words of an old and wise warrior change his life. He overcomes his handicap in the pursuit of a wild stallion which has eluded the greatest of warriors. He succeeds in winning the heart of the stallion and steals him away from the Flathead nation. He survives many ordeals and returns home to be honored by his father who predicts that he will become a great warrior with many horses. (JHZ)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Childrens Literature, Cultural Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Supplementary Reading Materials, Tribes, Youth
Council for Indian Education, Box 31215, 517 Rimrock Rd., Billings, MT 59107 ($8.95 ea).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana Council for Indian Education, Billings.; Heart Butte School District #1, MT.