MOKI by Grace Jackson Penney


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A story of a Cheyenne family, and the intense rivalry a sister feels for her brother, particularly when the very fact of his being a boy bestows on him numerous privileges. Moki is weary of having perpetually to look after Ha-Co-Dah, her brother. She is tired of his mischief and tired of the chores from which is excused because someday he will be a mighty warrior. But most of all she is tired of having no means of expressing her own bravery, her own identity. Moki is finally given a chance. Her chance is an exercise in self denial and she meets it with valor, thereby driving out the demons of jealousy which have plagued her. An eventful story. Girl Scouts and others interested in Indian life will welcome this tale told from a feminine point of view.

Pub Date: April 18th, 1960
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin