65th out of 110 books — 146 voters
Thunder in the Sky (The First Americans #6)
The grassy Great Plains shake with thunder and deadly tornadoes whirl down from storm clouds as the First Americans begin the battle the will determine which peoples--the savage or the gentle--will shape the future or humankind.On one side is the young shaman Cha-kwena, who has led his tiny band along the trail made by a magnificent white mammoth, the totem he believes wil...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by Bantam
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This book moves along faster than the preceding, Sacred Stones. Cha-kwena, the shaman of a tribe of people of the Red World is still following the mamouth, the tribe's totem and being hunted by the people of the Watching Star. The people of the Long Grass are also traveling to the Red World, and Shateh, thier chief also wants to find the mamouth totem as he wants to kill it and assume its power. Unkowen to anyone, Cha-kwena had followed the totem to the place where they go to die and killed the...more
I finally finished this a few days ago. It was very compelling. It told the story of the early Americans, pre-historic Native Americans. The story was about the conflict of one man wanting power, another wanting to not be forgotten, and finally of young Cha-kweena, a shaman, trying to follow in his grandfather's footsteps and keeping tradition. It is also the story of revenge, the slave woman Sheela who escapes to plot the downfall of the man who enslaved her and of those who also abused her.
Another 5 star educational book about the First Americans by William Sarabande. I could not even imagine what life was like for these first Americans if not for the well written and descriptive stories he has written. He writes so well, It's like I'm there living the horrifying life styles of the tribes.
William Sarabande is a pseudonym of Joan Lesley Hamilton Cline.More about William Sarabande...