Morning Star's Gift
By Dakota Douglas
Published: March 13, 2012
Words: 1,569 (approximate)
A children's short story giving a glimpse of life in a native american village in 19th century America. Morning Star lived with her family in a Sioux village on The Great Plains. She was making a gift for her father and wanted it to be perfect. But her pest of a brother and a muddy dog had other ideas.
A children's short story giving a glimpse of family life in an American Indian village in the 19th Century.
Unlike today the people who lived on the Great Plains of North America in the time of this story couldn’t pop into a shop to buy their clothes. They made them from the hides of animals that roamed the great grasslands, including the tatanka (ta-tank-a) (buffalo).
Morning Star had watched her mother make clothes and blankets from many hides. She had helped many times and now she was making her first blanket all on her own. It was to be a present for her father when he returned from his hunting trip. Morning Star worked very hard and wanted it to be perfect. But not everything was going according to plan, especially when her pest of a brother, Hopping Bird, and a muddy camp dog were around.
"It’s ruined," sobbed Morning Star, looking at the hide.
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on March 09, 2013 :
I might use this to read to the schoolchildren who visit our tipi, nice simple wee tale.
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