Friday the Arapaho Boy: A Story From History (Paperback)
  • Friday the Arapaho Boy: A Story From History (Paperback)
zoom

Friday the Arapaho Boy: A Story From History (Paperback)

(author)
£13.95
Paperback 56 Pages / Published: 15/10/2004
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
For ages 6-12. By the Anglos' calendar it was the last week of May 1831 and the Arapahos were camped beside the Cimarron River in what is today south-western Kansas. Young Warshinun strayed from the camp as he hunted for prairie dogs and became separated from his family and the tribe. This is the true story of Warshinun's adventures. Nearly dead of thirst and hunger after hiding for a week from Kiowa raiders, the young Arapaho was discovered and cared for by Thomas Fitzpatrick, a Rocky Mountain trader. Fitzpatrick named the boy 'Friday' for the day of the week he first found the young Indian, and took him to Santa Fe and Taos, Colorado and Wyoming in search of Friday's family. The trader finally took Friday to St Louis, enrolled him in school, but continued looking for the boy's family as he travelled through Arapaho country. Friday grew up to become an important Arapaho leader. (To this day, 'Friday' is a prominent family name among the Arapaho.) He attended the famous council in Wyoming that led to the Fort Laramie treaty of 1851. Friday spent the last thirty years of his life trying to prevent war between his people and the Anglos, and died in 1881.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826336095
Number of pages: 56
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 265 x 215 x 12 mm

You may also be interested in...

A Dangerous Crossing
Added to basket
Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
Added to basket
ZOM-B
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Dream Big, Little Leader
Added to basket
Hitler's Canary
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Moonlight Dreamers
Added to basket
Night of the Party
Added to basket
Maybe
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Sun is also a Star
Added to basket
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Added to basket
The Boy At the Back of the Class
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.