Her mother is Lakota, her father white, and fourteen-year-old Red Dove's dream is to bring her worlds together. With her grandfather's medicine pouch, she has survived the cruelties of the Indian boarding school and the tragedy of Wounded Knee. She's ventured across the ocean to Europe to perform with Annie Oakley in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Now, in Red Dove, Run Through the Fire, she's returning to America, where she hopes to make her dream a reality-and find the place where she truly belongs.
Follow Red Dove's adventures through Book One, Listen to the Wind, Book Two, Tell Truth to Darkness, and Book Three, Run Through the Fire. Each can be read as a standalone, and each tells this remarkable girl's story as well as the saga of her people.
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading Red Dove, Run through the Fire, the third book of the trilogy about the adventures of a young Lakota girl during the late 1800d. It is a touching fictional tale, but it illustrates accurately the history of the Lakota people and their culture. The truth about Wounded Knee and the boarding schools is presented in a respectful manner to which young people can relate. Students who read this book will not forget what happened to the Lakota people in 1890. As an "Iyeshka" person myself, raised in white culture, I can appreciate the fact that it is a struggle to be successful in both societies. This beautifully written book is a fascinating ending to the trilogy. I recommend all three Red Dove books for young and old."
--Mary Puthoff, Lakota educator and former Program Specialist, Title VI American Indian Education Program