"2004 Alberta Children's Book of the Year
Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award shortlist 2004"
In this lyrical coming-of-age story, Governor General's Award-winner Rudy Wiebe captures the anxiety of a boy who feels powerless to help his people, but who must speak his dreams if they are to survive. Steeped in aboriginal myth and lore, "Hidden Buffalo" is also the tale of how a whole tribe can turn its gaze from the horizon to see to the wisdom of a child.
Original paintings by noted Cree artist Michael Lonechild capture the colorful palette of the prairie landscape in autumn and the rich detail of Cree life in the late nineteenth century.