When the Legends Die: The Timeless Coming-of-Age Story about a Native American Boy Caught Between Two Worlds

Hal Borland (Author)


A Young Man's Search for Identity and His Native Culture

Thomas Black Bull was raised in the old ways of his Native American ancestors, off the reservation in the mountainous wilderness of southern Colorado. When tragedy tears him from everything he knows, Thomas is thrust headlong into modern American life. Parents gone, he learns a different way of life and works the regional rodeo circuit, but it fails to fulfill him. While tempted by the tug of "civilization," he is called to his native Ute heritage, and Tom's journey comes full-circle.

With keen insight, Hal Borland portrays a man's struggle to find his identity in a society that sees him differently. When the Legends Die paints a rich and moving portrait of the rugged American West against the vivid backdrop of the beautiful southwestern landscape.

Be sure to read Hal Borland's other bestselling classics--High, Wide, and Lonesome: Growing Up on the Colorado Frontier (paperback, ISBN 978-1-63561-882-2) and The Dog Who Came to Stay (hardcover, ISBN 978-1-63561-883-9; paperback, ISBN 978-1-63561-884-6), published by Echo Point Books.

Product Details

Echo Point Books & Media
Publish Date
November 13, 2019
5.51 X 8.5 X 0.63 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Hal Borland (1900-1978) was a nature writer and novelist who produced numerous bestselling books including memoirs and young adult classics, as well as decades of nature writing for the New York Times. Borland considered himself a natural philosopher, and he was interested in exploring the way human life was bound to the greater world of plants, animals, and natural processes.