Tatlek's crippled foot may be a bad omen, or it may be a sign that the great hunter's son is destined to become his tribe's...

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AT THE MOUTH OF THE LUCKIEST RIVER

Tatlek's crippled foot may be a bad omen, or it may be a sign that the great hunter's son is destined to become his tribe's next medicine man. The question is settled once and for all when Tatlek catches his bitter rival, the current medicine man, in the act of fomenting war between his Athabascan people and the Eskimos who come every year to trade. Short measured sentences build suspense as Tatlek tracks the treacherous medicine man, defies the yegas (evil spirits) which prowl during arctic nights and walks alone into the camp of armed Eskimos to make peace, and Glo Coalson's melodramatic firelit tableaux heighten the story's quiet tension.

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Publisher: T. Y. Crowell

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1973