Washaka--The Bear Dreamer by Patricia Jamie Lee
Approx. 73,450 words.
Published on December 1, 2009.
An award-winning and beautiful story of friendship between a young Lakota boy and a white boy during a time of great change. Little Chief dreams of a white bear tied to a tree and bleeding at the neck. His grandfather tells him the dream is Wakan and he must watch for this bear—or something like it. The story is based on the dream of Leon Hale, a Lakota man from South Dakota