A Boy Becomes a Man at Wounded Knee by Ted Wood

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Wanbli Numpa, a young Lakota Sioux boy, accompanies his father, uncle, and grandfather on a torturous 150-mile ride from Bridger, South Dakota, to Wounded Knee Creek to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Wounded Knee massacre. The stark realism of this compelling photoessay chronicles Numpa's journey into manhood.
 

About Ted Wood

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Ted Wood has published a number of highly praised photoessays for Walker & Company, including "Iditarod Dream"; "Spirit of the Maya"; "Two Lands, One Heart"; and "Ghosts of the West Coast," Ted lives in Jackson, Wyoming, and Boulder, Colorado.
 
Published September 1, 1992 by Walker & Co.
Genres: History, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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Now eight, Wanbli Numpa joins in the six-day ``Big Foot Memorial Ride.'' Though the killing rigors of the original journey are not fully reenacted--these travelers ride horses, campsites are set up by helpers in trucks, and Wanbli Numpa takes a needed day of rest midway--the grueling discomforts ...

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The boy ""feels a twinge of sadness"" watching his father sell his handmade replicas of Maya hunting arrows to tourists ""at the gates of the great city that his ancestors once ruled."" Kin explores the Maya ruins and locates Pacal's tomb, but afterwards he feels lonely and distant from his ances...

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In order to heal the wounds inflicted on them by the 1890 massacre of Chief Big Foot and 350 other Lakota Indians, contemporary Lakotas undertake a grueling 150-mile ride on its 100th anniversary.

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