Doe Sia: Bannock Girl and the Handcart Pioneers

Lost in a blinding snowstorm, two brave girls join forces to survive in the wilderness.

Doe Sia, a ten-year-old Bannock girl, became known for her bravery when she and her heroic pet, Otterdog, saved a little boy from drowning. On the other side of the world, in Denmark, Emma has also earned a reputation for courage by rescuing an elderly man from a burning barn.

When Emma immigrates to America and joins the “Handcart Pioneers” she and Doe Sia meet and form an immediate bond. This bond is tested during a fierce mountain blizzard, in which Emma is sure she will die. But Doe Sia knows how to start a fire from branches, get meat from a dead buffalo, and, most important, find her way back to her people. Together the girls face one of nature’s greatest threats. Together they must struggle to survive.

Doe Sia: Bannock Girl and the Handcart Pioneers was nominated for the Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award in 2001.

What readers say about Doe Sia:

“This book is very good. Third time reading it.” – Katie

“Hey, all you 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, Doe Sia is one of the greatest books I’ve ever read. It is a very exiting book, which keeps you very emotionally involved. One minute it has your hopes up high, and the next minute you feel there is no hope at all. I have read the book twice now and it has kept me interested the whole two times. In conclusion, Doe Sia is a great book and I would recommend that you read Doe Sia.” – Anonymous

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