When The Tree Flowered
The Fictional autobiography of Eagle Voice, a Sioux Indian
Author John G. Neihardt
Published 1951 University of Nebraska Press
ISBN 0 8032 5724 4
Well, what can I say?
As with his other book reviewed here Black Elk Speaks, I found this to be a most enlightening read.
Well written and I suggest very well researched, this book gives us a real insight into the lives of the Sioux. Often (mistakenly) portrayed as 'savages' the Sioux here are shown to be a people with a very defined way of living with a firm grasp of human values.
The characters we come across in this book are depicted as warm and deeply feeling of what it means to be a Sioux, against a vivid picture of the times.
I would thoroughly recommend reading this book.
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