As the dancing begins, Rainy enters the arena but she is too shy to move. Then, listening to the drumbeats, Rainy moves with the rhythm and keeps on dancing even when the music stops. The sound of laughter gradually reaches Rainy, who flees the dance floor embarrassed and humiliated. While it is Grandmother White Hair's words that comfort her, it is the eagle's gift that gives Rainy her special name and the inspiration to choose her own dance.
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Lorraine has reached the age where she must choose her special dance and be given a name at the powwow. Swhe has had no one to teach her. The gift from and eagle gives her the name and dance she will carry. Great Native American Story.
This books beautiful imagary and flowing story is great for grade schoolers. The glossary is a wonderful resource for those new to this culture. Wonderful story!