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Posted March 28, 2010
I first read this book when I was in junior high school nearly forty (!) years ago. It was a book that stuck with me, although I didn't remember the author's name and couldn't find the book again until, serendiptiously, I saw it on the book wall of a thrift shop. It is as good and as authentic as I remembered.
Nine -year-old Helen Morrison and her five-year-old sister Katy are captured by Comanches during a raid. Vowing to escape back to white people with her little sister, Helen conforms to the Comanche way of life to earn their trust to facilitate the escape. As the years go by Katy forgets that she was ever white and that Helen was her sister.
The book follows the Mutsani clan of the Comanche in their every-day life of following the buffalo, of feast, of famine, of the declining buffalo, of customs, rivalries, enemies, friends, of happiness, of the agony of loss, and of being brutaly hunted by soldiers determined to either force them on the Reservations or wipe them out completely.
Helen must finally decide who she really is, Helen Morrison or Tehanita, a slave or a Woman of the People.
Posted November 26, 2001
This is a very interesting book. It's historically accurate, and is fun to read. I enjoyed reading it. Only reason I did not give a 5 star rating is because the book gets a little boring towards the beginning. But the rest of the books if FABULOUS!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 15, 2001
the book really depicts a good setting of American history and gives you an idea of how things are. a great story that captures both feelings and portrays an image that we do not always see... a good bookWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.