High on a remote butte, a young Sioux waits. Though daring in battle, skillful, and strong, he cannot be a man until his spiritual vision comes. When it appears, he must interpret it correctly to know who he is, and he must deserve it or continue to be called No Name.
No Name has his vision, a glowing white mare who walks among the stars. She tells No Name his destiny and how to achieve it. He must pass through hostile camps, storm, and fire, risking his life many times to become Conquering Horse, chief of the Sioux.
Conquering Horse is the first of Frederick Manfred's five-volume series, The Buckskin Man Tales.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 382
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
"Mr. Manfred's novel carries the feel of open country, of grass and wind, sun and rain, moonlight and starlight. . . . It is harshly real."-New York Herald Tribune * New York Herald Tribune *
"Manfred has woven a wondrously complex story of a young Sioux warrior's search for the inner core of manhood's dignity-the ability to live with oneself."-San Francisco Chronicle
* San Francisco Chronicle *
"Here is Indian lore, humor, customs, daily life, religion, identification with nature-and superb endurance in full detail, color, and understanding. Strenuous-and satisfying."-Kirkus Reviews * Kirkus Reviews *
"His narrative has in it both the kick of actual life and the power of vision. . . . A fine and attractive story."-New York Times
* New York Times *
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