Contents


PASSACONAWAY • Son of the Bear
POPE • Prophet of the Pueblo Revolt
NEOLIN • The Delaware Prophet
HANDSOME LAKE • Prophet of the Good Word
TENSKWATAWA • The Shawnee Prophet
KENEKUK • The Shawnee Prophet
SMOHALLA • The Washani Prophet
JOHN SLOCUM • The Shaker Prophet
ZOTOM • Warrior, Artist, Missionary, and Seeker
WOVOKA • The Ghost Dance Prophet
BLACK ELK • Lakota Holy Man
MOUNTAIN WOLF WOMAN • Winnebago Seeker and Visionary
RUBY MODESTO • Desert Cahuilla Medicine Woman

Selected Books

American History
The 1957 desegregation crisis at Little Rock Central High School, told through eyewitness accounts and contemporary photographs.
The story of the battle in the context of the Texas Revolution, told through eyewitness accounts and powerful historical images.
The compelling story of the battle told though eyewitness accounts and striking historical images.
Narrative Nonfiction
The story of two brilliant artists whose lifelong conflict jumpstarted the Renaissance in Quattrocento Florence.
Poetry
Biography
The inspiring story of a Hall of Famer who rose from poverty in Puerto Rico to set new standards of excellence and integrity on and off the field.
Biographical profiles of thirteen Native Americans who led their people on the spiritual path in the face of foreign invasion and cultural pressure.
The amazing story of the world-famous angel artist, illustrated with full-color reproductions of his inspiring art.
Folklore
Rambunctious, rollicking, rootin' tootin' retellings of nine American tall tales.
GINORMOUS retellings of world folktales about giants.
Teeny weeny retellings of world folktales about little people.
Fiction
A coming-of-age novel set in the world of high school theater.
A first-place Little League team starts losing when their star player's bat mysteriously disappears.

SPIRITUAL LEADERS

Cover photos: (left) Black Elk, courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution; (right) Ruby Modesto, from Not for Innocent Ears, courtesy of Guy Mount, Sweetlight Books
American Indian Lives series
Facts on File • 1994 • $25.00

ISBN 0-8160-2875-3 • 160 pages • Ages 12 and up

[A] compelling volume, introducing 13 individuals who were at the center of the American Indian religious experience. . . . Walker’s introductory overview of Indian spirituality gets the book off to an especially good start, and the individual profiles are well written and often refer to one another.
   —Booklist

Walker has done an excellent job with his subjects. He sets the tone for the biographical sketches in a sensitive and perceptive introduction in which he explains why little has been written about these people until recently. . . . All in all a very solid book with black and white photos sprinkled throughout, full of information not to be easily found elsewhere. An excellent annotated bibliography and index round out this recommended title.
   —American Indian Libraries Newsletter

From the earliest contacts with whites, American Indian people have had to rethink and renew their spiritual traditions in the face of an aggressive, material culture that had little respect for native beliefs. Arranged chronologically, the book profiles 13 leaders who led their people on the spiritual path, some staunchly resisting change and preaching a return to traditional values, others developing a synthesis of native and white religious beliefs, still others simply following their own path as a shining example to their people. Many of these leaders are part of the revitalization movement that swept across the continent in the 18th and 19th centuries, culminating in the Ghost Dance religion and the tragedy at Wounded Knee. Together, these 13 profiles, ranging from 17th century New England to 20th century southern California, provide a sweeping overview of Native American spiritual strength through four centuries of interaction with white culture.

From the earliest contacts with whites, American Indian people have had to rethink and renew their spiritual traditions in the face of an aggressive, material culture that had little respect for native beliefs. Arranged chronologically, the book profiles 13 leaders who led their people on the spiritual path, some staunchly resisting change and preaching a return to traditional values, others developing a synthesis of native and white religious beliefs, still others simply following their own path as a shining example to their people. Many of these leaders are part of the revitalization movement that swept across the continent in the 18th and 19th centuries, culminating in the Ghost Dance religion and the tragedy at Wounded Knee. Together, these 13 profiles, ranging from 17th century New England to 20th century southern California, provide a sweeping overview of Native American spiritual strength through four centuries of interaction with white culture.