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I Am Apache Hardcover – August 26, 2008
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Siki earns warrior status in a raid on a Mexican post housing those who carried out the raid on her village ,and helps rescue women and children taken by the Mexicans .However ,all the while the threat posed by the advance of white settlers is growing ,casting a shadow over the ancient ways .She must also resolve the mystery of her father's fate -he was believed to have died a coward's death -and come to terms with her own family history.
The book is a powerful tale of a young girl's quest for independence on both an individual and cultural level.It affords a fascinating glimpse of tribal culture,although some may find the mysticism of the scenes depicting dream visions a tad overdone .It is ultimately a tragedy but ends on a note of defiance and hope .Please do not let the fact it is written by a non Native American ,indeed non -American deter you from reading a brave and passionate book of enormous power ,intelligence and insight
Highly recommend this book for children over 12 years old and any adult.
The senseless murders of her mother and younger brother have sparked a bitterness within Siki that cannot be extinguished. Every day the attackers live is another reminder of how her family was slaughtered. Siki's warrior spirit is strong and will not be bent. The pride she feels for her people is boundless. Her training is arduous, but necessary. What she learns as an Apache warrior may very well save her life and the lives of her people.
Her path is chosen; she does not look back.
Landman expresses in her author's note that she has not tried to create an accurate historical novel, but rather one that is based on true events. She wished to explore how one might have felt if put in Siki's situation. The author allows Siki to narrate her own story, thus producing an extremely strong piece of writing. Because of this, the reader becomes intimately involved with Siki and the events surrounding her.
Siki is filled with wisdom and courage and that will appeal to many young readers. Those who follow her on her journey will not be disappointed.
Reviewed by: LadyJay
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