The Sketchbook of Thomas Blue Eagle, by Gay Matthaei & Jewel Grutman, illustrated by Adam Cvijanovic, hardcover (very good condition)
A visually stunning fictional account of a young nineteenth-century Sioux warrior's quest for knowledge that takes him from the plains of his childhood to a far-off boarding school where he learns the ways of the white world--and the value of his own traditions.
In eloquent and often illuminating prose accompanied by engaging illustrations, this fictional sketchbook picks up where award-winning The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle left off. Much of the details of Blue Eagle's remarkable travels through Europe are based on fact, providing an accurate view of what life might have been like for a young Lakota Indian at the end of the nineteenth century. The period format and handlettering, designed to replicate an original sketchbook from the era, add to its timeless appeal. And the well-researched, beautifully written text will engage readers of all ages as they follow the adventures of Blue Eagle. Complete with an informative afterword by Lakota Elder Arthur Amiotte, The Sketchbook of Thomas Blue Eagle is a compelling portrait of Native American history and will captivate historians, art lovers, and children alike.