Kretzer-Malvehy, Terry. Passage to Little Bighorn. Rising Moon, 1999. ISBN 0-873-58712-X. $6.95. 217 pp. * 6-10 FI Reviewed by Cinda Clement Fifteen-year-old Dakota is having trouble accepting his mixed heritage and is thrown back in time to be with his ancestors, the Lakota Indians, and Chief Sitting Bull. He learns the Indian ways and comes to accept them and understand that they are his own ancestors. He quickly realizes that he is in the time of the massacre at Little Bighorn, but he has no power to change the events of history. This book is very interesting reading, both from a historical perspective and a personal point of view. The author is familiar with the customs and history of the Indian people of this time and enlightens the reader through the eyes and adventures of Dakota. This is great, entertaining reading for the elementary grades studying U.S. history or for anyone interested in understanding more about this time period. The history is wrapped in a novel that is well-written and captivating.
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