High Elk's Treasure

High Elk s Treasure Trying to locate a valuable filly lost during a storm thirteen year old Joe High Elk discovers an object of historical importance

  • Title: High Elk's Treasure
  • Author: Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
  • ISBN: 9789995312404
  • Page: 347
  • Format: School & Library Binding
  • Trying to locate a valuable filly lost during a storm, thirteen year old Joe High Elk discovers an object of historical importance.

    One thought on “High Elk's Treasure”

    1. The book was a great one. Joe was the best character. He knows where to go. He loves horses. The book was a great book. If people wanted to know a little about Native Americans. I would recommend it to my friends.

    2. A young Lakota boy and his sister lose their filly during a storm, but find an artifact from their great-grandfather who came to the reservation shortly after the Battle of Little Bighorn. The rest of the book is Joe's search for the horse, the hopes of their family, and the discovery of the artifact. It is an interesting read, highlights parts of history and life on a reservation. It's a good read for second and third graders interested in horses as well as American and Native American history. [...]

    3. A sweet little book for young readers, Sneve's narrative takes place over the course of just a few days when two young Indians make an exciting discovery. I enjoyed the pacing of the story, the writing was smooth and down-to-earth, and information about the Sioux and Lakota tribes is given in a manner that does not disrupt the story. High Elk's Treasure would be a great book for a 4th grade level reader interested in mystery and/or history.

    4. Modern-day descendants of a Lakota Sioux Indian who fought against Custer at the Little Big Horn fight horse thieves as they try to reestablish their ancestor's famous herd. I liked this because of the depiction of how the past affects the present. A brief glossary at the beginning of the book provides pronunciations for Lakota Sioux words used in the story. This book was originally published in 1972, but has been reprinted. Recommended!

    5. 3. I liked that it included Indian heritage and told about actual history 4. I disliked that they were distracted with other side stories and didn’t stay on track throughout the story.5. I liked that the author had a background for each of the characters.

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