GIFT HORSE, A LAKOTA STORY, by S.D. Nelson
Flying Cloud's father gives him a Gift Horse to mark the beginning of his journey to manhood - will he prove he has the courage to become a true Warrior?
When his father gives him a Gift Horse marking the beginning of his journey to manhood, Flying Cloud names the horse Storm.
The two become inseparable - they spend their days riding across the prairie, hunting deer, and roughhousing with the other boys and their horses. But becoming a man means Flying Cloud's life has also taken a serious turn.
He must now learn the ways of his people and what it means to become a Lakota Warrior. One day enemies of the Lakota steal many of the tribe's horses, including Storm. Flying Cloud joins the rescue party.