"The exploits of Iktomi, the Lakota trickster whose mischief and missteps know no bounds, are retold in this beautifully illustrated children's book."—Minnesota History
"Walking Along is a unique collection of Lakota Trickster tales, retold and illustrated by a master for the delight and edification of children and adults alike."—Midwest Book Review
"A beautifully done, wonderful way to share these timeless stories."—Goodreads reviewer
In Walking Along Paul Goble has pulled together six of his best Iktomi stories and compiled them into a compendium of trouble, disaster, fun, and examples from which to learn. Iktomi is the Lakota name for the American Indian Trickster who appears in the stories of peoples all over the North American continent. He is famous for getting into mischief, causing trouble, and never learning the lessons handed out to him.
These timeless stories and Goble’s dramatic illustrations combine to snare readers in Iktomi’s waiting net and lead them on a journey of adventure with the troublesome trickster.
Albert White Hat, Sr., has contributed a Foreword in which he explains the history of Iktomi and the American Indian tradition of oral history.