The Nez Perce Indians are Miss Blecker's latest subject (see The Chi Indians. The Sea Hunters, etc., etc.). Through Spotted...

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The Nez Perce Indians are Miss Blecker's latest subject (see The Chi Indians. The Sea Hunters, etc., etc.). Through Spotted Salmon the son of a warrier in the days before the tribe was much changed by the coming of the white man we are introduced to ways and customs from the telling of coyote stories to the raids for horses so that Spotted Salmon will have something to offer for his true love. While specific information is all undoubtedly correct, the introduction of suspense and the attribution of a standardized set of emotions to the Nez Perce make them into uninteresting people and, do not really help to differentiate them from other Indians or from the white men who eventually changed their lives so radically.

Pub Date: March 20, 1957

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Morrow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1957