Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Montileaux, Donald F., 1948- author, illustrator.

Title Tasunka : a Lakota horse legend / told and illustrated by Donald F. Montileaux ; Lakota translation by Agnes Gay.

Publication Info. Pierre : South Dakota State Historical Society Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    jC 398.7 MON    Available
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Translated from the English.
Summary The story itself is about how the Lakota people came to have horses... not in recent times, but long ago. A very long time ago. A young Lakota man sees them and spends time away from his village, taming and training them. He brings them to the village, where nobody has seen them before. They learn to use them to make life easier, but they also use them in aggressive actions on other tribes. That is an abuse of them as a gift of the Creator, so they are taken away. Of course, we know they come back... much later, when Europeans arrive.
Language Text in English and Lakota.
Subject Lakota mythology.
Creation -- Mythology.
Teton Indians -- Folklore.
Teton Indians -- Folklore.
Lakota language materials -- Bilingual.
Added Author Rosenstiehl, Agn├Ęs, translator.
Montileaux, Donald F., 1948- Tasunka
Montileaux, Donald F., 1948- Tasunka. Lakota
ISBN 9780985290528 (alk. paper)
0985290528 (alk. paper)

Available items only