Gift Horse Book

Present-Horse Book

If an Indian boy is given a horse, he begins his journey to masculinity. Nelson, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, presents the childhood of his great-great-grandfather, a Lakota warrior, in his children's book debut. Present Horse: Lakota Story by S. D. Nelson Flying Cloud and the Horse Tempest spent their day chasing and fighting when his dad gave him a gift horse that marked the beginning of his voyage to masculinity.

But when an opposing raid group robs their loved one of their storms, Flying Cloud faces the final transitional step. Flying Cloud and the Horse Tempest spent their day chasing and fighting when his dad gave him a gift horse that marked the beginning of his voyage to masculinity.

But when an opposing raid group robs their loved one of their storms, Flying Cloud faces the final transitional step.

Lakota Story by S.D. Nelson

The book recounts the coming-of-age tale of a young Lakota lad who is given a horse to begin his journey from a kid to a brave and experienced Lakota warrior. This book is depicted with daring, colourful characters "inspired by the early Plains Indian style". The book recounts the coming-of-age tale of a young Lakota lad who is given a horse to begin his journey from a kid to a brave and experienced Lakota warrior.

This book is depicted with daring, colourful figurines "inspired by the early Plains Indian style". Featuring our Lakota protagonist, Lakota Cloud, and his loyal horse and best boyfriend, Lakota Cloud, as well as his best boyfriend, Stan. Throughout history, however, Cloud and Clorm have been linked to each other and face common challanges. During the hunt for roe and if the cloud is carefree and gets caught in a snow tempest, he will be led back home to shelter.

Flying Cloud on his back, storming into a stamping flock of buffaloes, Flying Cloud can fire and slay his first one. While hunting buffaloes, Storms and Flying Clouds save a defenceless fighter from a raid. As storms and other hurricanes are stealing horse from a thief, Flying Cloud knows he must show his own allegiance and save his loved one.

The Flying Cloud is praying to Wakan Tanka, the great spirit who is in all things to give back the tempest safe. Flying Cloud and Flying Cloud are united again after a bold recovery during a heavy lightning storms. On returning home, Flying Cloud receives the Lakota warrior's chemise with a picture of a stormy wind depicted with pride on her breast.

These stories are narrated from the point of view of the first character in the tradition of the oral historian. As we know, the narrator is an adult, possibly old man, because the first line of the book reads: "The one I recall most from the beginning is a horse... a gift horse". Topics of the storyline are Coming-of-Age and loyalties.

History has consistently mystical features; Flying Cloud is praying to Wakan Tanka, Father Sun, Sister Moon and the Starry People. In order to further pave him for becoming a human being, Flying Cloud goes "on a voyage of the mind - a search for vision". The book is suitable for kids between 8 and 12 years.

There are many character-forming topics to be found in this story: allegiance, fellowship, responsibility, proud and respectful, to name but a few.

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