The Oglala Lakota marathon runners (kwn as The Lakota Five) are the inspiration for this fictional tale by Eric Carl Artherhults. Like the other books in the Adventures of Art Carlson Book Series, this exciting adventure is thought-provoking and stirs the imagination. Quality storytelling makes it possible for the reader to join in the excitement of becoming an horary member of the proud Oglala Lakota tribe and learn the truth about the Native American situation in America. After a year of hard work and soul-searching Art is invited to visit his pen pal, Kohana Chapa, at his home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota. Through running, Art and his new friend forge a bond of brotherhood. As the traditional running of the Spirit Horses of the Lakota approaches Art dreams of taking part. But those dreams can be dashed by Tall Tree, a powerful elder of the tribe who strikes fear in the hearts of men. Art is reminded of his heroes Lewis and Clark when he is called to a council with the elders of the Lakota tribe. Can he convince them to accept him and allow him to take part in the hored tradition? Will Tall Tree listen? The human spirit soars in this exciting story. This fictional tale is sure to stir the imagination and touch the heart.
Eric Carl Artherhults was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and now resides in Haines City, Florida. He attended Columbia College (Chicago, IL) and enjoys exploring nature with his wife (Dawn) and their dog, a Boxer named Axl Rose.