Based on Native American folklore, readers will follow the Great Spirit Horse on his journey, as he receives magical gifts from other creatures of the Great Plains and discovers his true destiny.
Centuries ago, the Plains Indians gazed upon a wondrous creature. They named it Sunka Tanka (shoon-kah tahn-kah), the "Great Dog." The European colonists called it Horse. This animal dramatically changed the lives of the nomadic tribes of the Great Plains; physically and spiritually, as well. During the Golden Era of the Buffalo People, the horse eventually became the inspiration behind countless legends. "Great Spirit Horse" is based on Plains Indian folklore that has been passed down in the oral tradition for generations. It reflects the plains peoples' response to their first encounter with spotted blue-eyed horses. The Great Spirit Horse, himself, describes his birth and his early years on the Great Plains. As a yearling, he begins an incredible journey, where he is gifted great powers or "medicine" from the animal kingdom. The brown and white spotted blue-eyed horse's destiny is slowly revealed, as he is transformed into the supernatural legendary stallion, Sunka Wakan (shoon-kah wah-kahn). Join Sunka Wakan on his adventure, meet his family herd, explore the Great Plains of yesteryear and all of her wonderful inhabitants, while discovering the rich culture of the Plains Indians.
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