The Horsecatcher

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Praised for swift action and beauty of language, The Horsecatcher is Mari Sandoz's first novel about the Indians she knew so well. Without ever leaving the world of a Cheyenne tribe in the 1830s, she creates a youthful protagonist many readers will recognize in themselves. Young Elk is expected to be a warrior, but killing even an enemy sickens him. He would rather catch and tame the mustangs that run in herds. Sandoz makes it clear that his determination to be a horsecatcher will require a moral and physical ...
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Overview


Praised for swift action and beauty of language, The Horsecatcher is Mari Sandoz's first novel about the Indians she knew so well. Without ever leaving the world of a Cheyenne tribe in the 1830s, she creates a youthful protagonist many readers will recognize in themselves. Young Elk is expected to be a warrior, but killing even an enemy sickens him. He would rather catch and tame the mustangs that run in herds. Sandoz makes it clear that his determination to be a horsecatcher will require a moral and physical courage equal to that of any warrior. And if he must earn the right to live as he wishes, he must also draw closer to family and community.

Unable to kill, a young Cheyenne is scorned by his tribe when he chooses to become a horse catcher rather than a warrior.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803291607
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1986
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 488,556
  • Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Mari Sandoz (1896-1966).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2000

    A great Adventure book!

    The Horsecatcher was a fantastic book! It kept my attention the whole way through! This that kind of a book that you can't put down. I gave it 5 stars because there is so much action in it. Its about an Indian Boy who dishonorers his family and then the tribe starts to look at him as a discrase to the tribe. Read this book to see how the young indian trys to earn the respect of the whole tribe, and if he succeeds in it! This book is a sure eye catching, mind trapping, addictive book! Read this and you will feel like you are actually living in the past. If you like to curl up in a chair and read this is the kind of book you want to read. This is also the kind of a book that you can read over and over!

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