Doe Sia: Bannock Girl and the Handcart Pioneers

Doe Sia: Bannock Girl and the Handcart Pioneers

by Kenneth Thomasma, Agnes V. Talbot
     
 

After meeting Emma, who is part of a band of Mormons making their way to Salt Lake City in 1856, Doe Sia, a young Bannock girl, proves her friendship when the two are caught in a brutal snow storm. See more details below

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After meeting Emma, who is part of a band of Mormons making their way to Salt Lake City in 1856, Doe Sia, a young Bannock girl, proves her friendship when the two are caught in a brutal snow storm.

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Between 1856 and 1860, ten companies of handcart pioneers left Iowa City to travel nearly thirteen hundred miles to the Salt Lake Valley. These hearty travelers pulled handcarts, which contained up to five hundred pounds of supplies, over rugged terrain and through adverse weather conditions. Based on actual diaries and accounts of one group, the lives of two fictional characters Emma, a Danish girl, and Doe Sia, a Bannock Indian child, are entwined. Emma is separated from her family, caught in a blizzard and near death, when the resourceful Doe Sia, whose name meant Snowflower, rescues her. The girls struggle to keep warm and find food. They encounter a series of disasters, but Doe Sia's nature training proves to be invaluable. Thomasma's respect for Native Americans is evident and the account of the pioneer journey is well researched. Detailed black-and-white drawings enhance the text. 1999, Baker Books/Baker Book House and Grandview Publishing, Ages 8 to 12, $9.99 and $5.99. Reviewer: Laura Hummel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801044380
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Series:
Amazing Indian Children Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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