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Broken Feather by Verla Kay

Broken Feather

by Verla Kay, Stephen Alcorn (Illustrator)

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Story is told through the eyes of a native american young boy of how the white man ravished the land and villiage in which he lived. This is a fiction book written in poetry style, however, the book stands true. Through defeat, the native american still stand as a proud nation. ( )
  daphnejohnson | Jun 22, 2015 |
Poetic text and block prints tell the story of the white man coming to America and the ensuing conflict with the native Americans, e.g., the Nez Perce. Grades 3 to 5
  UWC_PYP | Feb 2, 2008 |
The book had great Ilustrations, it would help to teach both history and Poetry ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399235507, Hardcover)

Broken Feather's homeland is a wonderful place. It's full of natural beauty, proud tribesmen, and fish just waiting to be caught. But then white men appear.

At first they just pass through, but when they begin to clear land and build houses, even Broken Feather can tell trouble is brewing. It culminates in a battle the tribe loses, but even though they are forced onto a reservation, Broken Feather's pride in his heritage remains strong.

Inspired by the history of the Nez Percé tribe, Verla Kay's sensitive treatment of this difficult period is perfectly complemented by Stephen Alcorn's dramatic, stylized artwork. Both contributors have been highly praised:

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:48 -0400)

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text portray the way of life of the Nez Percé people, and how everything changed after the white men arrived, as seen through the eyes of a young girl, Broken Feather.

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