The Gathering

The Gathering

by Tecumapese Morning Star
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Overview

Hawk Running Elk is a Navtive American boy living in Denver Colorado with his parents and sister. The family attends a local powwow or gathering. His parents are interested in returning to the reservation and their roots. Hawk and his sister win door prizes at the powwow and his prize is a fancy dance bustle kit. His sister wins a fancy shawl. Hawk wants to make the bustles with Dad's help. Mom helped his sister Fawn make a fancy shawl dance dress. They also learned Indian style dances. They attend a powwow on the Wind River Reservation. Dad is offered a job with the tribe. The family decides to move back to the reservation. Hawk also endures the rite of passage task. They also attend the big powwow back in Denver with a surprise ending.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781663543318
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 07/31/2020
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Before starting his writing career, Tecumapese Morning Star, Tec to his friends, was an elementary school librarian and teacher. After leaving the education field, he worked in the fast-food industry, the hospitality industry, and the retail industry. Tec is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. Has a diploma for writing for Children from the Stratford Career Institute and has a diploma in freelance writing from the Penn Foster Distant Learning Center. He has one son and three grandchildren. Tec in his free time practices and teaches karate. He holds the rank of Soke, tenth-degree black belt. Tec also has a Doctor of Philosophy in Martial Arts and Sciences. He also holds third and fourth-degree ranks in two other styles. Tec also plays saxophone in a local community wind symphony and jazz ensembles. Tec and his family are of Native American descent and enrolled members of the Appalachian Shawnee Tribe.

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