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   Crying for a Vision, The, by Walter Wangerin Jr.  
  Novel, first publication in September 1994 , latest edition in September 2003
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      The Crying for a Vision is at once a dramatic account of the rise and fall of the Lakota Indians, and an absorbing allegorical saga of the Lakota orphan Waskn-Mani—Moves Walking. The Crying for a Vision vividly describes Moves Walking’s conflicts with the all-powerful, one-eyed warrior, Fire Thunder, whose rise to power eventually leads to the spiritual destruction of the earth and its people. In the end, it is up to the gentle, nature-conscious Moves Walking to save the world and heal its "elemental sorrow—the anguish of living things when the sacred hoop is broken," and to do so he must make the greatest sacrifice of all.

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