Shadows And Footprints: Survival and Heroism Among Wyomings Mountain Crow Indians in the Old West (Hardcover)
The history of the American West includes a sorry story of abuse and domination of Native Americans by the United States government and its enforcement arm, the U.S. Army. The destruction of the life style and autonomy of indigenous people has resulted in denying to Native Americans "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" even today. This book has a heroic White genius of 7 y/o who, over 20 years, teaches the tribe the English language and modern military technique enough to stand up to the U.S. Army. Eventually, they must flee to Canada where their modern skills enable them to be accepted as Canadian citizens. The book is extensively and accurately researched and reflects a non-fictional foundation to the imaginative ending.