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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Books; First Edition edition (April 1, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801088682
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801088681
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 10, 2003
Format: School & Library Binding
One of my favorite books I ever read is, "Naya Nuki Shoshoni Girl Who Ran," by Kenneth Thomasma. This story is about determination, believing in yourself and never giving up. An enemy tribe captured Naya Nuki and her people. Naya Nuki is determined to escape and return to her homeland. The night she escaped was her night for freedom and the beginnng of an exciting 1000-mile journey. During this long journey she overcomes many hardships and learns that she is capable of doing many things to survive and complete her journey to freedom. What makes it an amazing book is that it is based on a true story. I hope that you read this book and recommend it to your friends.
4th Grader Hannah Garcia
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Zaddy on August 14, 2005
Format: Paperback
I grew up in Riverton, Wyoming, on the reservation where the Shoshoni tribe lives today. Indian culture intermixed with the white people to such a degree that later when I moved to another state it was a strong culture-shock for me. My 2nd-grade elementary shool teacher read Naya Nuki: Girl Who Ran to the class out-loud over the course of the shool year. Every day we'd hear a new chapter of the book, eagerly awaiting each installment. At a time when Transformers, Gobots, GI Joe etc. were king, the story presented here blew them all away. Maybe it was the fact that it was based on real events, but either way, I've never forgotten Naya Nuki's adventure. Imagine the dangers of being a child wandering alone through the 19th century American wilderness, mostly at night, with little more than a Buffalo skin for warmth and a river for guidance. Thomasma describes it all in vivid detail you won't want to miss. I strongly recommend this book to people of all ages, it's not just for kids.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 9, 2003
Format: School & Library Binding
When my teacher told the class that we were reading Naya Nuki: Girl who Ran I thought it was just going to be another ordinary book. Well, it turned out to be one of the best books I've ever read in school.
Naya Nuki is a bold Native American from the Shoshoni tribe. She is captured by the Mattinae while on a hunting party and forced to walk across the prairie to the Mattinae's village. Naya Nuki makes an escape to her people. Read Naya Nuki: Girl Who Ran to find out if she make it or not.
I think the author, Kenneth Thomasma, made the theme rather obvious in this book. I think it is "never give up." Read this book and see if you agree with me. Kenneth Thomasma does a great job of describing the life of this young, determined Indian girl.
So, if you want to learn more about Indian life this is the book for you.
4th grader, Matthew Lambert.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rita C. Ebeling on January 11, 2003
Format: Paperback
Naya Nuki is one of my most favorite books. It is about an Indian girl who was captured by an enemy tribe, and is made work as a slave. She was the fastest runner in her village, and she starts looking for a chance to escape. One night she gathers her possetions and runs for her life. She has amazing stammana and strenth as she fends for herself to escape the many dangers of the prarie to find her people. I have read this book 6 times.... I love this book!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Teri Gee on January 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book was one of my favorite stories when I was little and remains a favorite now that I'm an adult. Like all of Thomasma's stories about Indian children, this book is geared toward a younger set, as evidenced by the more simplistic style. However, this does not lessen the enjoyment to be had from reading this compelling story. This is a story worth reading at any age.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 9, 2003
Format: School & Library Binding
A great book that I have read is called Naya Nuki: Girl Who Ran, by Kenneth Thomasma. It's about a brave girl named Naya Nuki who goes on an extraordinary journey. Here's some of the story. Naya Nuki and her tribe are going to a prairie to hunt buffalo. When they are going to the prairie, an enemy tribe attacks their tribe. During the attack Naya Nuki is captured. Then the enemy tribe takes Naya Nuki to their land and forces her to work for an old lady. The old lady doesn't know that Naya Nuki escapes on a rainy night. On her way back to her homeland she faces many challenges! This story takes place in America before the settlers arrived when Indians ruled the land. I think this story is inspiring me to be brave and to do what you think is right. I really think you should read this book. 4th grader, Essex Prescott, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Leach VINE VOICE on November 24, 2006
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From a brief account from the Lewis & Clark expedition concerning an encounter with a Shoshoni woman, Thomasma has built an engaging and inspiring story that is truly a page turner. I read this book to my kids, and it is appropriate for nearly all ages (the reading level may be a bit below teenagers, but I think adults would even enjoy this small book for themselves). As far as I know, the entire story is conjecture, as neither the title character nor anyone in her tribe left a full written record. No matter. Thomasma frames the story around the facts that Lewis shared, and the essentials are probably accurate enough. Boiled down, there are some basic things that a pre-teen girl is going to need to do to escape from an enemy camp and trek 1,000 miles home. Those things are probably the same that are included in this book (steal a buffalo robe, move by night at first, kill a few animals along the run, flee a bear, etc.). Great story, and it makes one think about the true heroes we know so little about, and the ones we must know nothing about.
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