A quick-reading biography (for ages 10 to 110) that explores the history and mystery of, Who Was Eagle of Delight (Hayne Hudjihini), and why is her portrait in the White House? In 1821,a teenage Otoe Indian girl with "the Mark of Honor" journeyed east with her husband and other Plains Indian chiefs. There, she became "the Darling of Washington D.C. Society." Then tragedy struck, and she and her story were nearly forgotten for 140 years--until a series of events brought her portrait home and her story to light. This is another book in the award-winning Noteworthy Americans Quick Reader Biography series; includes color illustrations, glossary and index, endnotes, select bibliography, and (optional) critical thinking questions and activities.
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There is a portrait in the White House of a young Otoe Indian girl. The girl, who was called Eagle of Delight, journeyed to Washington D.C. with her husband and other Plains Indian Chiefs to discuss peaceful relations with military leaders in 1821. While few people are familiar with the story of Eagle of Delight, this young lady made quite an impression during her brief time in Washington D.C. Author Jean A. Lukesh has crafted a fascinating work of non-fiction in which she has skillfully compiled fact and conjecture to piece together a glimpse into the life of a teenage Plains Indian girl who became "the Darling of Washington D.C. Society" in the early 1800s. Eagle of Delight is a quick read which is as fascinating as it is informative. Eagle of Delight comes highly recommended and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.