Winner of the 2020 Spur Award by the Western Writers of America
• Official selection for the state of South Dakota for the 2020 National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress
• American Indians in Children’s Literature–Best Books of 2019
• Bank Street Children’s Book Committee–Best Books of 2019
• Finalist for the 2020 Colorado Book Awards for Juvenile Literature
• Named as part of the “Colorado Canon” of books by 5280 magazine

This biography of Spotted Tail traces the life of the famous Lakota leader who expertly guided his people through a pivotal and tumultuous time in their nation’s history as they fought and then negotiated with the U.S. government. Spotted Tail is remembered for his unique leadership style and deep love for his people. Today a university is named in his honor.  This early reader is appropriate for children in grades 2-5, and those interested in the life of this great Native leader.