Yellow Star

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Tate Publishing, 2011 - Fiction - 284 pages
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Behind her the towering rock Mateo Tepee, gigantic size, dwarfed the hilly countryside, making her feel insignificant in this vast land. Before her, like a gateway, a bright rainbow arched over the meandering Belle Fourche River, opening the Great Plains to view. Spouting with new green life, the plains rolled out before her as far as she could see until they blended with the blue sky. The beauty hastened her heartbeat; the hidden hazards weakened her knees. Did she have the ability to survive crossing the Great Plains?In 1864, fourteen-year-old Promise Amrose has already experienced more in her short lifetime than most other young people. Abandoned by her father at a young age, and after the loss of her mother, Promise sets out from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Fort Laramie (Wyoming) in Indian Territory with her aunt Hattie to find a father who never knew her. While on their way to Fort Laramie, Promise is kidnapped by stagecoach robbers but is later saved by Squirrel, daughter of Father Fox of the Lakota tribe, and her cousin, Brings Water. While living with and after being adopted by the Lakota tribe, she is given an Indian name: Yellow Star, Giver of Light. Because of tensions arising between the Indian tribes and the white man, Yellow Star is sent to live with Ben Reed, a friend of Father Fox. From there, she begins her long, arduous journey through the Black Hills—sacred land to the Indians—with Ben and her dog, Moon. Will Promise ever find her father? Will she survive through the rugged terrain and seemingly endless struggles in order to fulfill her mission? Delve intoYellow Starand follow Promise on her incredible journey through Indian Territory to find her father.
 

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
17
Section 3
27
Section 4
37
Section 5
46
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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