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The Underdog Prevails in Indian Legends
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A young boy loves his grandfather and the story he tells of his birth and name. His name is Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses. The boy is blind from birth and his grandfather guides him with much words and wisdom. The boy discovers inner strength and value.

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Bolognese, Don and Elaine Raphael. Pocahontas, Princess of the River Tribes. New York: Scholastic Inc.,1993.

Bolognese, Don and Elaine Raphael. Pocahontas, Princess of the River Tribes. New York: Scholastic Inc.,1993.

Pocahontas is a princess daughter of the great chief, Powhatan. Pocahontas is a bright brave girl who desires to see the faces of the white men and the tall ships spoken by her people. She is fascinated by their voices and appearances. She does not allow the Chief to harm the captured leader. John Smith and she become friends and she helps the white men survive the long winter.

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DePaola, Tomie. The Legend of the Bluebonnet. New York: G.P. Putnamís Sons, 1983.

DePaola, Tomie. The Legend of the Bluebonnet. New York: G.P. Putnamís Sons, 1983.

A drought has brought death and famine to the Comanche tribe. A young girl holds her most loved possession, a warrior doll, and dreams of her family who died from the famine. She waits for the return of the Shayman to here the words of the Great Spirits. The Great Spirits have spoken and the small girl knows what she must do.

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DePaola, Tomie. The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush. New York: G.P. Putnamís Sons.1988.

DePaola, Tomie. The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush. New York: G.P. Putnamís Sons.1988.

A small boy, Little Gopher, carves beautiful wood toy warriors and paints stones with berries. He is unique from other boys. A Dream Vision is given and speaks of the boyís powerful gift and shows him how his People will remember his paintings forever. He returns to his People and paints pictures of the tribeís hunts and great deeds. Yet on the white buckskin given to him by the Dream Vision, he paints a special gift that will stay with his People forever.

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Goble, Paul. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. New York: Bradbury Press, 1978.

Goble, Paul. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. New York: Bradbury Press, 1978.

A girl loves horses. She understands horses unlike any others of her tribe. She sleeps with the horses and a terrible clash of thunder awakens her and she leaps upon a horse and rides. She rides with the winds of the storm. She is lost from her tribe. She meets a beautiful, spotted stallion and she decides to live with the horses. Her family eventually finds her but does not prevent her from running with the wild horses.

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