Danny Blackgoat, Navajo Prisoner by Tim Tingle

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...a positive tribute to the fortitude of Danny and his Navajo community.


Danny Blackgoat is a teenager in Navajo country when soldiers burn down his home, kill his sheep and capture his family. During the Long Walk of 1864, Danny is labeled a troublemaker and given the name Fire Eye. Refusing to accept captivity, he is sent to Fort Davis, Texas, a Civil War prisoner outpost. There he battles bullying fellow prisoners, rattlesnakes and abusive soldiers until he meets Jim Davis. Jim teaches Danny how to hold his anger and starts him on the road to literacy. In a stunning climax, Jim—who builds coffins for the dead—aids Danny in a daring and dangerous escape. Set in troubled times, Danny Blackgoat is the story of one boy's hunger to be free and be Navajo.

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Tim Tingle is an Oklahoma Choctaw, an award-winning author, and a storyteller who has presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. His great-great-great-grandfather, John Carnes, walked the Trail of Tears in 1835. In 1993, Tingle retraced the Trail to Choctaw homelands in Mississippi and began recording stories of tribal elders. His first book, Walking the Choctaw Road, was the result, and in 2005 it was named Book of the Year in Oklahoma and Alaska. Tingle’s first children’s book, Crossing Bok Chitto, a Sequoyah Award finalist, garnered more than twenty state and national awards, including Best Children’s Book from the American Indian Library Association; it was also a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice title. Steven Walker of Oklahoma City contributed the map of the Choctaw removal routes for this book.
Published July 14, 2013 by 7th Generation. 163 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Education & Reference. Fiction
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on Jun 08 2013

...a positive tribute to the fortitude of Danny and his Navajo community.

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