Medicine Hat

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Hardbound - 32 Pages
Illustrated by Gregory Manchess

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She was a Medicine Hat mustang, so named nearly two centuries earlier
by Sioux warriors of the Western Plains.
So begins the tale of Medicine Hat,
lead mare in a wild band of horses in the rocky expanses and open vistas
of the Cheyenne River Canyon.

The author’s vivid descriptions and sensory-loaded language, and stunning
oil paintings by Gregory Manchess, place readers squarely amid Medicine Hat’s
mustang herd in this harsh, yet splendorous, landscape.

The dust, wind, and heat are almost palpable in Manchess’ painting, and notes by
the author provide historical background on the mustang, a long-persecuted
inhabitant of the West.

As Medicine Hat’s band struggles to survive and remain wild, dangers abound
in the presence of a great cougar and the imprisoning lariats of wranglers.
But in a sequence of events that mirrors the historic plight of these
majestic horses, Cheyenne Medicine Hat unfolds as an uplifting
tale of survival.


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