An idealized picture of Sioux life that takes twelve-summers-old Little Bear through some prowess proving journeys in the...

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YOUNG SIOUX WARRIOR

An idealized picture of Sioux life that takes twelve-summers-old Little Bear through some prowess proving journeys in the company of his indulgent grandfather Great Bear. Together they decoy a Pawnee raiding party, hunt buffalo, track down a Crow horse thief- and finally Little Bear is awarded a roan colt by the warrior Flying Arrow. But while there is an abundance both of accurate description of nature- how to handle it skillfully, successfully,- and of smoothly delineated episodes- the writing here is dry and the Sioux are rather boringly endowed with all of the white man's virtues. A character builder though, and some of the narrow escapes are breathtaking.

Pub Date: May 8, 1952

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lantern

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1952