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K Follis Cheatham

Spotted Flower and the Ponokomita

Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1977, 94 pp, illus the author

KAIOS Books, Helena, MT, 2001, pb, illus Ogemahgeshig Fischer (right)


Spotted Flower manages to escape being captured by the Shoshoni. As she tries to find her way
back to her own tribe, she comes across a horse wearing a saddle, which she thinks is a
Ponokomita - a magical Spirit Power.


K Follis Cheatham has done much work with children. She’s directed a choir, coached soccer and done writing workshops and volunteer tutoring. She’s also been assistant director for a Prevent High School Dropout program in North Carolina. She’s written several historical books for children, amongst which is this story of a girl and a horse.


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