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Michael Lonechild

Michael Lonechild is a Cree, Native-Canadian painter best known for his brightly colored depictions of historical and present-day Cree culture.

Hidden Buffalo
Rudy Wiebe
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4;

In this lyrical coming-of-age story, Governor General's Award-winner Rudy Wiebe captures the anxiety of a boy who feels powerless to help his people, but who must speak his dreams if they are to survive. Steeped in aboriginal myth and lore, Hidden Buffalo is also the tale of how a whole tribe can turn its gaze from the horizon to see to the wisdom of a child.

Original paintings by noted Cree artist Michael Lonechild capture the colorful palette of the prairie landscape in autumn and the rich detail of Cree life in the late nineteenth century.


  • 2004 Alberta Children's Book of the Year
  • Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award shortlist 2004

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.50" x 10.50"

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Format: Hardcover

Depuis plusieurs générations, les Cris des plaines du Nord racontent la légende de la Qu’Appelle. Dans la tragique histoire d’amour inspirée de cette légende, un jeune brave, Ikciv, doit quitter sa belle pour mener avec les siens un raid contre les Pieds-Noirs. Dévastée par son absence, Witonia tombe malade de chagrin et meurt en prononçant son nom. Selon les anciens Cris, si vous marchez dans la prairie et êtes bien attentif, vous entendrez le brave en quête de son amour perdu qui demande : « Qui appelle? ».

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