A seven-year-old orphaned Lakota by plays a major role in the events leading up to the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Takini, a young Lakota boy, seems to have received special powers from Wakan Tanka, the Great Mystery. Time after time he miraculously escapes great danger from a charging Great Bear, a raging river, capture by an enemy tribe, and close encounters with “bluecoats” – United States Government soldiers.
Chief Sitting Bull adopts Takini and watches as he receives messages from a hawk. Takini finds a faithful dog and tames a cranky horse. Together the three friends survive many adventures. But when Takini and Friendly discover a plan to attack the Indian villages and race to warn Sitting Bull, they almost lose their lives. Will Wakan Tanka protect them, or is it time for Takini to give his life to save the tribe?
Takini: Lakota Boy Alerts Sitting Bull was nominated for the Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award in 2008.
What readers say about Takini:
“I have enjoyed a number of Ken’s books. This one is on a par with his others and all of them give believable insights into what it might have been like to live as an Amerindian boy then. I wish I knew enough to have written them!” – Dave
“My nine year old granddaughter enjoyed all the books by Kenneth Thomasma.” – Mandy