Spotted Horse Author:Glenn Balch Mots-Kay klistened eagerly to the plans of the village leaders. He agreed with Wounded Elk: a hazardous journey to the Shoshonee counrty was worth the risk if the Nimapu tribe could bring back the newly discovered and highly desireable animal of the plains-the horse. — Other warriors were not so enthusiastic as Wounded Elk. The journey would be d... more »angerous. It might be necessary for the Niampus to fight the warring, feared Shoshonee tribe.
Mots-kay spoke out boldly. He wanted to go on the journey. The experienced fighters and hunters objected. Mots-Kay was not seasoned in battle; he would be a burden, not a help. The search held possible cpture and slavery, starvation, even death.
But Mots-kay was determined to join the warriors and return to his people with the tentle, strong, and loyal animal that he admired.
Glenn Balch, a favorite writer of stories of the Northwest, has combined an authentic picture of how the Nex Perces secured the beginnings of their famous spotted (Appaloosa) horse herds with the exciting adventure story of a young man who turns a dream into reality.« less