The Plains Indians of North America
A story about the Native American Indians as an ancient Indian brave, Old Grey Cloud, recounts the story of a time before the white man, when a young Lakota girl, Spring Rain, tries unsuccessfully to persuade the young braves that courage is something greater than the acquisition of notches on a coup stick. It is a fictional story accurately based on the historical facts of the Native American Indians.
Total characters, 1 narrator, 8 main parts. 5 hunting party braves, animal guardian spirits (flexible), Plains Indians and squaws (flexible), 2 Indian scouts.
Old Grey Cloud – The old narrator with a terrible memory.
Cornplanter – The narrator’s long suffering wife.
Spring Rain – A young Indian girl.
Winter Snow – Spring Rain’s mother.
Chief Red Hawk – The Chief of the tribe.
Young Wolf – A young, hot headed Indian brave.
Running Deer – A young, hot headed Indian brave.
Dead Crow – The tribe’s jealous Shaman (Medicine Man).
The Spirit World.
The White Bear – The great wise bear (Wakan Tanka).
The Owl – Spring Rain’s own Guardian Spirit.
Animal Guardian Spirits – Dream creatures.
We did “Dream Catchers” last year and thought it was fantastic.
We used the backing tape and were thrilled with it.
Heathfield Junior School