Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes who ever lived. He played professional football, major league baseball, and won Olympic gold medals in track and field. But his life wasn't an easy one. Born on the Sac and Fox Reservation in 1887, he encountered much family tragedy, and was sent as a young boy to various Indian boarding schools: strict, cold institutions that didn't allow their students to hold on to their Native American languages and traditions.
Danny Bigtree's family has moved to a new city, and no matter how hard he tries, Danny can't seem to fit in. He's homesick for the Mohawk reservation where he used to live, and the kids in his class call him "Chief" and tease him about being an Indian - the thing that makes Danny most proud. Can he find the courage to stand up for himself? Great listening for families and children grades 2 and up.
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses is about a young girl whose special joy is tending to the horses of her village. In Crazy Horse's Vision, Joseph Bruchac focuses on key events from Crazy Horse's childhood in a dramatic tale of the legendary Lakota warrior told by Robert Tree Cody, Curtis Zunigha, and Joseph Bruchac.
Thirteen-year-old Uwohali has not seen his father, Sequoyah, for many years. So when Sequoyah returns to the village, Uwohali is eager to reconnect. But Sequoyah's new obsession with making strange markings causes friends and neighbors in their tribe to wonder whether he is crazy - or, worse, practicing witchcraft. What they don't know, and what Uwohali discovers, is that Sequoyah is a genius, and his strange markings are actually an alphabet representing the sounds of the Cherokee language.