Danny Blackgoat, Navajo Prisoner

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Danny Blackgoat, Navajo Prisoner

By Tim Tingle

7th Generation, Paperback, 9781939053039, 151pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2013

Danny Blackgoat is a teenager in Navajo country when soldiers burn down his home, kill his sheep and capture his family. During the Long Walk of 1864, Danny is labeled a troublemaker and given the name Fire Eye. Refusing to accept captivity, he is sent to Fort Davis, Texas, a Civil War prisoner outpost. There he battles bullying fellow prisoners, rattlesnakes and abusive soldiers until he meets Jim Davis. Jim teaches Danny how to hold his anger and starts him on the road to literacy. In a stunning climax, Jim--who builds coffins for the dead--aids Danny in a daring and dangerous escape. Set in troubled times, "Danny Blackgoat" is the story of one boy's hunger to be free "and" be Navajo.

About the Author
Tim Tingle is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a frequent speaker at tribal events and the author of more than twelve books. Fueled by his own family's survival and memories of the Trail of Tears, he became fascinated by the Navajo Long Walk, and Danny Blackgoat came to life.