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Tasunka: A Lakota Horse Legend
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South Dakota State Historical Society
Pub Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780985290528
Donald F. Montileaux
Tasunka: A Lakota Horse Legend
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Tasunka: A Lakota Horse Legend

by Donald F. Montileaux

Told and illustrated by Donald F. Montileaux.
Lakota translation by Agnes Gay.

Curiosity leads a young warrior to track a new animal. It leads him far from home, but at last he finds a herd of the strange new creatures. They are horses that shimmer with color and run swift as the wind. The Lakota capture and tame them, and the people grow rich and powerful. They become filled with pride. With their newfound strength they rule over the plains. Then the Great Spirit, who gave the gift of the horse, takes it away. Written in both English and Lakota, Donald F. Montileaux retells the legend of Tasunka from the traditional stories of the Lakota people. Using the ledger-art style of his forefathers he adds colorful detail. His beautiful images enhance our understanding of the horse and its importance in Lakota culture.