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Rusty Son of Tall Elk

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  2 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
An innocentgame of cowboys and Indians becomes a reality for 10-year-old Russell Weaver when he is captured by Cheyenne Indians in this historical adventure novel. “Rusty” is a bright, red-haired, freckled-faced farm boy from a German-Irish Midwest family, and when Chief Walks Fast sees Rusty’s red hair, he adopts the boy. The chiefhas a daughter of mixed ancestry with fir ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Dna Press
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Jamie
Apr 28, 2014 Jamie rated it liked it
This book was donated to my elementary school library by a student, so I read it before deciding to add it. I'm glad I did! This is not an appropriate book for elementary school. There is way too much talk about nakedness for elementary students. Also, there are a lot of editing mistakes that can be distracting while reading.

Rusty gets lost from his family and kidnapped by the Cheyenne because of his red hair. He adjusts to the idea of staying there quiet quickly. His new sister (who is a half b
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nimrodiel
When ten-year old Russsell “Rusty” Weaver set off on a logging trip with his uncle Evan, and his two older brothers, the last thing on his mind was Indians. His job for the two week trip to float the log rafts down to St. Louis was to scout ahead, find good landing spots, and start dinner each evening. But when river rats steal the boat, Rusty ends up attracting the attentions of a group of Cheyenne Indians that are headed back West after buying guns.

Rusty, is taken back with the Cheyenne. He f
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Charles H. Bertram is a retired special education teacher and the author of The Stone Bear. He lives in Ormond Beach, Florida.
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