How a Young Brave Survived

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
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The story of the survival of a young Kootenai Indian brave during the eighteenth century. Stranded on the plains, the young man used traditional Kootenai skills to survive and return to his home in the Northern Rocky Mountains. The story was told by Adeline Mathias, a Kootenai elder from Elmo, Montana, and is illustrated by Kootenai Indian artists. Told at the seventh grade reading level with a glossary.

Author Biography

Adeline Mathias (1910–2007) was a revered elder among the Kootenai Indian people. She was a priceless repository of traditional language, stories, and experience. Much of her knowledge has been preserved in the publications of the Kootenai Culture Committee of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

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