for Buffalo Days by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith and Lawrence Migdale
Clarence Three Irons, Jr., a member of the Crow tribe, loves riding horseback and helping out on his family's 40-acre ranch. Ten- year-old Clarence, his father and older brothers also participate in the Crow's annual buffalo roundup, a crucial part of the Nation's efforts to restore the buffalo to reservation lands. And each summer, Clarence and his entire family take part in Buffalo Days, a Crow Fair and Rodeo that celebrates American Indian traditions. A brief history of the Crow, including the critical role that wild buffalo once played in their survival and the devastation that the slaughtering of the buffalo by settlers brought to their way of life in the nineteenth century, is summarized as part of the text of this lively, hopeful profile of an American Indian boy who is taking part in his nation's efforts to build hope for the present and future by restoring and honoring the ways the past. (Ages 7-11)
CCBC Choices 1997. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997. Used with permission.
Camping in tipis, wearing traditional clothing, and participating in dancing competitions at the Crow Fair and Rodeo are some of the ways in which Clarence Tree Irons celebrates the present-day version of Buffalo Days.
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