This is an accurate and thrilling account of the Cheyenne Indians in the last days of thier freedom. It centers around a woman that is considered holy by her tribe. She struggles to lead her people at a time of great unrest and heartache. Many of the spirital beliefs of the Indian people are explored and it's amazing how close to Christianity they were. It's a hard book to read because the white man acted so unbelievably fickle towards the Indians. Most had no desire to understand the Indians and without any knowledge considered them savages. It's a fast read, I couldn't put it down and suffered a lack of sleep because of it!
Song of the Wolf has made it nearly impossible for any other book to come close to being a good read! I have never cried or laughed out loud while reading, even though I might have enjoyed whatever book I was reading at the time. I was truly touched by this book as no other.
I did like this book. It was a good read and I didn't want to put it down once I started. I do recommend this if you like books relating to romance and Native American history.
To be honest I only read a few chapters. I had trouble with the idea that a normal 6 year old girl was having sexual feelings for a 14 year old boy. Just not my cup of tea.
She was called Medicine Wolf, and she was born at a time when buffalo herds stretched farther thean the sharpest eye could see-a time when a people called the Cheyenne were a proud and free nation. In the sixth summer of her life the events that shaped the destiny of this proud, beautiful, and exotic woman began: a brutal kidnapping, a miraculous vision, and a daring resuce by a great white wolf and a fiercely courageous boy. Her unforgettable odyssey would take her into a primeval world of wildness and mystery where an ancient way of life was ending and another younger, vital , but more violent one was struggling to be born. Across the windswept plains, the white men were coming to seize the land and break the people's spirit-and their hearts. But fate would bring the Medicine Wolf s love so deep and unyielding that nothing on earth could stop it...a passion she whould traverse the land to find and follow the haunting, heartbreaking path of the wold to keep.
As the winds of change swept across the vast western plains,her name was a cry of hope,freedom-and desire
They called her Medicine Wolf,and she born at a time when buffalo herds stretched farther than the sharpest eye could see-a time when a people called the Cheyenne were a proud and free nation.In the sixth summer of her life the events that shaped the destiny of this detiny of this proud,beautiful,and exotic woman began:a brutal kidnapping,a miraculous vision,and daring rescue by a great white wold and a fiercely courageous boy.
and follow the haunting,hearbreaking path of the wolf to keep.