Naya Nuki Girl Who Ran Author:Kenneth Thomasma A beautiful story that radiates a strong love for the outdoors. It is packed with authentic information about Indian lore, survival skills, and the West before the white man. — Naya Nuki was only eleven when she was taken captive in 1801 by a rival Indian tribe. She and her best friend, Sacajawea, were forced to march from Montana to another I... more »ndian village in North Dakota where she became a slave to a cruel old squaw.
There was only one thing on Naya Nuki's mind-- "I must escape and return to my own people." No matter that the Shoshoni camp was now some 1000 miles away. All during the march Naya Nuki had watched for landmarks, good hiding places, and the safest route to follow. Now she began to hide items she would need on her long journey back, such as a buffalo skin, extra moccasins, dried food, and a knife.
Finally the right time came and Naya Nuki set out running. She ran for hours without stopping to rest. But that was only the beginning, She traveled alone in the wilderness for more than a month. Along the way she survived on what she could pick up from the land. She avoided attacks from wild animals, and built shelters to sleep in.
This author has done his homework well and the result is a story that rings with authenticity.« less