Conquering Horse Author:Frederick Manfred Test of Manhood — Naked, without weapon, food, or water, No Name spent four days on the sun-scorched butte. Hawks whirled in the sky, snakes hissed on the hot rock beside him,and below, painted Pawnees stalked the enemy ground. The youth awaited the sacred vision that would give him a warrior's name - and a mission. When the voices came at last, ... more »their command was so terrible that only the greatest courage and the harshest cruelty could fulfill it.
"Carries the feel of open country, of grass and wind, sun and rain, moonlight and starlight...tells of fire and flood, danger and hardship. It is harshly real with its hunger and thirst, its savage appetites and cruelties...its picture of a young man's chivalry and valor."-New York Herald Tribune« less