Publisher description for The horsecatcher / by Mari Sandoz.
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Praised for swift action and beauty of language, The Horsecatcher is Mari Sandoz's first novel about the Indians she knew so well. Without ever leaving the world of a Cheyenne tribe in the 1830s, she creates a youthful protagonist many readers will recognize in themselves. Young Elk is expected to be a warrior, but killing even an enemy sickens him. He would rather catch and tame the mustangs that run in herds. Sandoz makes it clear that his determination to be a horsecatcher will require a moral and physical courage equal to that of any warrior. And if he must earn the right to live as he wishes, he must also draw closer to family and community.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Cheyenne Indians -- Juvenile fiction.
Cheyenne Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Horses -- Fiction.