The Courtship of Medicine Paint: And Other Short Stories by Genny Cothern

THE COURTSHIP OF MEDICINE PAINT and two other Native American Short Stories

Will Elk Woman Win the Heart of Medicine Paint?
1810 Montana (known as Indian Country at this time in history)

Medicine Paint—of the Blackfeet Tribe—has known Elk Woman since the day she was born. As young adults, he is both irritated by her, yet intrigued by her. When they were young, she won many foot races against him, though he was six winters older than she. To Medicine Paint, she is nothing but a female aggravation. However, she is also one of the best hunters in camp, and when Medicine Paint’s father asks him to take Elk Woman as his hunting partner, Medicine Paint feels offended, yet he agrees.

Over the years Elk Woman has grown into a young and beautiful woman, one who is a matrimonial catch and much sought after by the young men within the tribe. Even her prowess as a hunter does not dismay her many suitors. Yet, she has loved only one man all her life and will marry no one else but him, if he would only ask her.

As hunting partners, the two become friends and Medicine Paint has learned to swallow his pride. But, will he ever come to think of her as anything more than a feminine irritation?

Reviews Quotes

This book is a collection of wonderful short stories you will love and want to share. They are great if you want some love and excitement for your day. You can finish them in a short time. The stories are well written and they will surely keep your interest. This cover tells it all. It’s as beautiful as the story it tells. I highly recommend this book.
These are wonderful stories — great for teens but as an adult I enjoyed them too
These short stories in this book for young adults is an amazing way to get them not only to read but to learn about the Indians. The truth about them.
I am no longer a young adult-youth, however at 74 I find this book well written and well worth reading.

I loved these three short stories and I think you and the young adult-youths will too.

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