Taschek, Karen. Horse of seven moons.

Author:Boardman, Edna
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

TASCHEK, Karen. Horse of seven moons. Univ. of New Mexico Press. 184p. map. c2005. 0-8263-3215-3. $14.95. J

Two young people, Sarah Chilton and Bindaa-dee-nin, both about 14, from cultures so alien to each other that they imagine each other only in stereotypes, come to see the same black and white pinto horse as their own. The story focuses on the life of one, then the other. Both are strong personalities who often must assume adult responsibilities. In the last decade of the 19th century, ranchers moved into the area known as Apacheria, a huge, harsh expanse encompassing New Mexico, Arizona, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonoma. There is a struggle almost to the death between the last of the Apaches, who crave to reclaim their centuries-old life of raiding and living off the land, and the white settlers, who demand to live in peace on acreage they have mapped out as their personal property. Soldiers stationed at Fort Stanton have rounded up as many of the Apaches as they can find and have placed them on a...

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