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Although mute since the death of his parents in a fire, a young Nez Perce Indian boy has a happy and adventurous life with his adopted family until a war between the white man and the Indians in the summer of 1877....

Title : Soun Tetoken: Nez Perce Boy Tames a Stallion (Amazing Indian Children)
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ISBN : 9781880114087
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 262 Pages
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Soun Tetoken: Nez Perce Boy Tames a Stallion (Amazing Indian Children) Reviews

  • Jill
    2018-11-24 09:26

    This book has great insight into the Nez Perce tribe, and being from Idaho I found that interesting. It was a very easy read, though. If you are interested in Nez Perce or Native American history, this is a good read.

  • Chloe
    2018-11-17 04:01

    Soun Tetoken By chloe Tao Jiao kernSetting and change‘’Joseph was told that he and his people would have to leave the Wallowa forever and live on the reservation in Idaho.’’ They have to leave because the white men are making them leave there valley because the white men are taking over their land and the Indians of Nez Perce and white has had many councils of who can stay and who can leave but the whites one even though the Wallowa land of Nez Perce was there first. ‘’Today was the saddest day day for the Nez Perce they were leaving the Wallowa valley for ever they could never return or there would be murders and killing.’’ This is a good monomyth because there is good change and setting in the book. ‘’They were in Idaho going to Montana.’’for freedom from the whites and no war. I think setting and change make it adventurous because you get to know there adventures through out the book. And it shows better challenges along the way like packing up everyday walking or horse back riding for a hole straight day with not that many stops. And being safe form the war and not letting the white men near them.CharacterSoun tetoken is a nice kid and smart because he taught how to train his stallion with sign language because he doesn’t talk. He is always willing to help others in the Nez Perce tribe.who are sick,wounded or in need.‘’People were amazed of how Soun Tetoken was training his stallion with sign language.’’You could feel how amazing a young boy who didn’t talk and could teach his own little stallion sign language instead of talking to train a horse.‘’I would give his special stallion to save the chief’s grandson.’’He gave his horse to save the chief's grandson who got hit with a bullet during the war it hit him on the side of the head that was bleeding a lot.’’He is thoughtful to others in his Nez Perce tribe.¨With his extra time he helped families make camp for the night he helped the wounded , sick, and old people.’’Helps people for his spare time and he is kinda acts more grown up doing that because maybe some other kids for their spare time would be playing around. Instead of helping people like Soun Tetoken does.‘’My Wyakin gave me a gift of a wolf to take care of .’’He takes good care of animals that don’t have home or that are hurt.He is a kind person to animals. I like the book with Soun Tetoken in it because it shows his adventures he has had in his life and his change that makes the hole book safer for his tribe. The confession of Soun TetokenIt is in 3rd person because it has the and they it makes it more adventurous because it shows what is happening in the book and shows details so you can see what it looks like. The narrator writes, ‘’THE frail little fellow was weak and awkward on his wobbly legs.¨ You can imagine a little foal or a filly when it is new born. The 3rd person perspective allows us to have more details that the main character might not have noticed. ’’The warrior is waving the red blanket he tell are people that the soldiers are coming.’’ ‘’The soldiers are trying to cross the river yelled the scout!’’ ‘’We count more than 3 hundred.’’ You can kinda feel maybe the way of emotions of what they would feel if a war were coming to them. ‘’The chief’s body was dressed in the finest clothes decorated with beautiful bead work and jewelry.’’ ‘’around his neck hung necklaces of beautiful shells,elk teeth bear claws ,and polished bone .’’ ’’the chiefs face was painted bright colors according to ancient custom.’’ ‘’The body was placed on a platform built about three feet above the ground and located under a giant fur tree.’’ ‘’There it would stay until buried two days later.’’ ‘’From the moment the people had left the meeting,woman who were close relatives of the chief began to cry out in high-pitched voices.’’You can see how people would feel when you lost someone who was really important in your life or the chief who led you people and kept you safe and told you what to do when you were in trouble. It makes in more interesting in the book when the chief dies because you have to wait of how the journey is going to go with out there chief to tell them what to do. Change in the main character He starts to talking .’’Suddenly spun felt dizzy and his throat went dry.¨ ¨ His throat went tight .’’ ‘’Then with a feeling he had never experienced before,the panic-stricken boy opened his mouth and a miracle happened .’’ ‘’He made the first sounds he had made since he was a year old.’’ ‘’he called out a warning that would save his people.’’ ‘’The soldiers are coming! Tell our people ! wave your blanket before it’s too late.’’ He helped save his people by sending out a message with talking for his first time. I like third person in the book because you can see how the character changes in the book and good details that make you feel like you're in the book. Like how he starts to talk for his first time. It makes the book more interesting when the boy talks because he now can help his people more with his voice and he saved his people with his voice to make it so they could run from the war. Why you should read this book You should read this book because it tells about what it was like in the olden days if you like history it shows good details and specifics to read.It some parts of the books well most of the book it tells what it was really like in those days of history.Third person(they and the) quotes (didn't count) I did the setting and change if it is in 3rd person and about the character and did why you should read this book and change in the main character.Use a description of character setting,or event with specific quotes as an example of why you like or dislike your book. ''He had trotted all the way from the little log house in Indian territory, across,Kansas, across , Missouri across Iowa and a long way into Minnesota.'' I like the book because there's good setting and explains were they go through the journey. I would recommend reading all Kenneth Thomasma because if you like history Soun Tetoken is the book that would be good because it tell of what it was really like in history days. If you read this book I hope you enjoy it.

  • Katie
    2018-12-09 03:06

    I read this with a 4th grade class; the author is local to the area and used to come visit the classrooms at our school to talk about his books and characters. It was interesting and tragic reading, offering a different (native) perspective on the relocation of some of the Nez Perce people in Oregon and Idaho. It is written in a very matter-of-fact style, not a lot of flow, or poetics, or figurative language. This makes for kind of dry reading as an adult, but very accessible for elementary students. It's a great way to introduce them to different ways of seeing history, based on who is doing the telling.

  • Yvonne
    2018-11-17 10:06

    Ken Thomasma came to my elementary school when I was in 4th grade (the year we studied Idaho history). My teacher read this book to us in class because it tells the true story of the Nez Perce tribe just prior to and immediately after Chief Joseph's famed words, "From where the sun now stands I shall fight nor more forever." I actually wasn't too impressed with this book when my teacher first read it to me, nor when I got it for Christmas the next year from my parents. But as I got hooked on Ken's other books showcasing the lives of Native American children (especially the ones with the main character being a girl) and then came back to read this one - I really liked it. A great adventure story.I just started reading this book out loud to my husband and son this week. For a New Year's resolution, I decided that rather than watching TV shows or movies or playing the Wii after dinner every night, we should first read (or listen to me reading out loud) for 45 minutes before we did any of those things. It is quite fun to read out loud to my family, especially the books that I enjoyed as a child.Okay - so we finished the book finally - but we didn't keep up with my New Year's resolution of reading everyday (even though I just found out this last week that my husband misses it... then why didn't he ask me what we were going to read out loud that day? Sheesh! I can't read minds!)Anyway, it was so sad to read and learn in even more dept the depravity the US government put the Native Americans through, especially the peaceful ones who just wanted to live in harmony with the white settlers. I couldn't help but think of the prophecies given in the Book of Mormon, that the Nephites would be destroyed, but that the descendants of the Lamanites would continue to live in the promised land until the Gentiles came and killed them or made them submissive to them (the reservations anyone?)

  • 07aspenb
    2018-12-03 03:05

    Summary: Soun Tetoken is a Nez Perce Indian boy that is adopted by the son of chief Joseph. Soun Tetoken means "the silent one". He does not have the ability to speak so he talks using sign language he learned as a small boy. Soun believes that he has the life that any Indian could hope for. Soun has many friends and older boys to look up to and learn from. He is proud to call Chief Tu-eka-kas his grandfather. Chief Tu-eka-kas loves his grandson and is very proud for the bravery shown by his young grandson. After the wise Chief passes away, the white settlers begin taking over the Nez Perce land. The government tries to force the Indians off of the land but the Native Americans respect their land and are willing to do anything to protect it. The many disagreements lead to battles and war between the white settlers and the Indians. Questions were asked that couldn't be answered and only time can tell if the Indians won their right to stay on their native land. I rated this book 4 stars. I think that this was a wonderful story and did a great job showing the life of the Nez Perce Indians. This book had lots of information that was helpful in understanding the ways of Indians. The only reason I did not rate it 5 stars is because at some points it lost my interest. I would recommend Soun Tetoken to anyone who loves a informational book. If you like learning about history and Native Americans than you would enjoy this story.

  • Alison
    2018-11-19 04:08

    Soun Tetoke: Nez Perce Boy Tames a Stallion is a wonderful book by Kenneth Thomasma. This book is about Soun, a little Nez Perce Boy who is adopted by the Nez Perce's Chief's son, his stallion Sunburst and his coyote pup Dusty. The story starts when he is six years old. The tribe is having a bad time with the white men, as they lie and cheat, kill and hate. Soun feels like he is losing everything in the battle between his tribe and the white men. People and hoses are lost, but Soun, Sunburst and Dusty survive the wars and battles. They stuck together and fought back, not letting anything stop them. This book is a great historical fiction story, and it told me how hard it was to be an American Indian and that they were peaceful people who shouldn't have been treated the way that they were way back when. I give this deserving book five stars!

  • Susan Melcher
    2018-12-02 09:00

    My teacher was reading this book to the class, a little bit each week, but she ran out of weeks. I went a little crazy without being able to finish the story. Finally my father and that great bookstore clerk (who knew me by name by this point) helped me navigate the pre-Amazon book ordering system and get my very own copy of this and other books by Thomasma. I remember reading these books and dreaming the dreams they inspired as I got my first taste of National Parks when my family traveled to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks one summer.

  • Brynn
    2018-11-30 02:27

    Soun Tetoken is a story about a young Indian boy who cannot talk. With his human friend, Jonas, and two animal friends, Sunburst and Dusty, Soun goes through a lot of troubles, while he and his people, the Nez Perce, are traveling. This is one my favorite books I have ever read because I enjoy learning about the intense life of the Nez Perce. This review was written by an 8 year-old reader.

  • Karin
    2018-11-15 07:10

    This book is written through the point of view of a boy who belonged to the Nez Perce tribe. I really liked his character and the integrity he had. He was faced with many hard decisions and he always thought of others first and was never selfish or self serving. It was hard to read about the tragic things that the white men did to this peaceful tribe.

  • Sara Baldwin
    2018-11-20 07:24

    This book is a wonderful story, but the writing is embarrassingly dull. This kind of writing is why I hated reading my grade school history texts.

  • Shimmywith4
    2018-12-09 05:20

    Not my Favorite Kenneth Thomasma book, but still a good story full of Native American history and culture.

  • Marci
    2018-11-15 08:12

    Good book I would recommend it to anyone

  • Madeline Stone
    2018-11-17 04:16

    I don't remember this book as well as the others, but I think it was pretty good.

  • MarissaPineda
    2018-11-24 08:01

    The history of the Nez Perce tribe was clearly researched and fascinating in it's own right and Soun's personal story was interesting, but the writing style left something to be desired.

  • Valerie
    2018-11-27 05:19

    Absolutely one of my favorite books!

  • Mandy Pinoteau
    2018-12-13 04:09

    Even as a adult I enjoyed this story, my daughter loved hearing it and we look forward to reading more of him together.

  • Nicole
    2018-12-13 05:06

    I've read this as part of my 999 book challenge, and I have to say it was extremely hard to read (to get into). I'm thinking I want to rethink some of the books on my 999 book list.

  • Michelle
    2018-11-18 04:58

    Nothing compared to how much I loved the first book from this author, Naya Nuki, but this story was excited and well-written too... back when I read it, in the 3rd grade, that is!

  • Sartan
    2018-12-12 08:14

    This was so interesting about the Native Americans in Idaho and Oregon.

  • Amy
    2018-11-28 03:23

    My FAVORITE childhood book!

  • aMandalin
    2018-11-26 10:14

    great story about a horse and an indian boy. I loved it!