Buffalo song / by Joseph Bruchac ; illustrated by Bill Farnsworth.
- 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 2 of 3 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
1 current hold with 3 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||E 305.8979 BRU (Text)||33500009696667||Main||Available||-|
|Mahnomen Public Library||E 305.8979 BRU (Text)||33500009696675||Main||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||E 305.8979 BRU (Text)||33500012761532||Main||On holds shelf||-|
- ISBN: 9781584302803
- ISBN: 1584302801
- Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books, c2008.
|General Note:|| MN American Indian literature.
|Summary, etc.:|| "The story of the first efforts to save the vanishing bison (buffalo) herds from extinction in the United States in the 1870s and 1880s. Based on the true story of Samuel Walking Coyote, a Salish (Kalispel) Indian who rescued and raised orphaned buffalo calves"--Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 April #1
For young conservationists, the rescue of the buffalo from the brink of extinction in the 1870s and 1880s is both a dark warning and an inspiration. Drawing on Indian history, this oversize picture book focuses on the essential role of one passionate rescuer, Walking Coyote, of the Salish nation, who struggles to raise orphaned buffalo calves until the endangered species finds safety. Partly fictionalized, the story begins with the only surviving calf of a herd destroyed by white hunters. Young Red Elk persuades his dad to take the calf to Walking Coyote's shelter. Bruchac's long, eloquent afterword fills in the facts of the near extinction and the people and organizations who prevented it, a story so dramatic, it didn't need to be fictionalized. Farnsworth's beautiful, full-bleed oil paintings picture a landscape black with buffalo, and then the calf with the people who help it grow strong enough to join the herd and roam free. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.