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Bonham, Frank
New York : Dutton, 1971
IL 5-8

Henry Crawfoot is a young Native American boy who is the hereditary leader of the Santa Rosa Indians. Henry has left the reservation to attend high school in the nearby town. Henry wants to get an education so that he can become a lawyer and help his people live better. Life in town is not good for Henry but he is determined to succeed. When Henry uses the school's science lab after hours to work on a project, things get out of hand and a fire breaks out. The fire is controlled but Henry is arrested. He is referred to a lawyer who not only agrees to help Henry on this matter but also takes on the ambitious task of proving that the land the town sits on was illegally stolen from the Santa Rosa tribe.

SUBJECTS:      Indians of North America -- California -- Fiction


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