Dakota Dream

After being shuttled between foster homes and institutions for most of his life, fifteen year old Floyd Rayfield escapes from a mental institution to a Sioux reservation, desperately seeking a family and a home.
Dakota Dream After being shuttled between foster homes and institutions for most of his life fifteen year old Floyd Rayfield escapes from a mental institution to a Sioux reservation desperately seeking a family

  • Title: Dakota Dream
  • Author: James W. Bennett
  • ISBN: 9780590466813
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Dakota Dream”

    1. A 15 year old young man who's been involved in the foster care system his entire life has become convinced that his destiny is to become a Dakota Indian. He leaves his current unsatisfactory group home situation and rides across country on a stolen motorcycle to a Dakota Indian reservation where he can become who he truly believes he was destined to be. There he's met by wise understanding people who give him one thing he's not truly had in a long time. Someone to listen to him. It's decided tha [...]

    2. Dakota Dreams is a novel by James Bennett. The story follows the life of a lonely fifteen year old foster child named Floyd Rayfield. Since Floyd has no parents, he has to live in multiple foster or group homes for most of his life. One day Floyd has a dream in which he see's himself as a Dakota warrior. After Floyd wakes up from his dream, he knows that becoming a Dakota Warrior is his destiny. Floyd undergoes a name change to Charley Black Crow, and he learns more about Indian culture and cust [...]

    3. Sometimes we want belonging so much we create elaborate dreams that offer us hope. Floyd, a life-long resident of the foster care system, has a deep need to belong in a community somewhere. Tired of being "hung out," or moved around so often, he begins building his own mythos around the Dakota Indians. Believing that it is his destiny to belong to the Dakota, he sets out on a journey to find his place. Floyd was a likable character, but I felt that he was naive in light of all of his experiences [...]

    4. I thought this book was okay, but this person could have taken some more time to go though what he wrote. I defiantly thought that the inappropriate language shouldn't be their, because it distracted me from the real topic. I didn't really like this book, but it was manageable. The moral wasn't super clear in the end, and I was really disturbed to find out that it was a TRUE STORY! This man, ran away from home, and wanted to become an Indian, like, BECOME one. He tried to tan his skin, he tries [...]

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