Chasing Painted Horses

When Ralph, an Indigenous police officer working in Toronto, sees graffiti that reminds him of a drawing he saw on his mother’s wall at home on the Otter Lake Reserve, he is sure the artist must be the very same girl who drew that horse years ago. With the help of Harry, a homeless man, Ralph discovers what happened to Danielle – the artist – many years ago. This engaging Canadian authentic First Nations text uses rich characterization and elaborate prose to describe life on the reserve and to portray the inner workings of many characters. It is suitable for a literature circle or independent novel for grade 12 students. Social considerations are noted.
Indigenous fable
Indigenous reserve
Indigenous fiction
Taylor, D. H.
Primary Identifier
English Language Arts