Painted Pony, Inc. releases the fourth children's book in the Wind River Series


The author, John Washakie, works here in our school library. He is a very talented writer. I suggest everyone read these books published by Painted Pony by John and other local authors.

Painted Pony, Inc. releases the fourth children's book in the Wind River Series
FORT WASHAKIE, WY - Painted Pony, Inc., a Wind River Indian Reservation-based company, has published a new children's book, Yuse & the Spirit, by Shoshone tribal member John Washakie. This is the fourth book in the Wind River Series, which are all traditional, Native American stories told by Shoshone and Arapaho tribal members.

"Traditional tales such as Yuse by John Washakie are an important part of our state's rich cultural heritage," says Governor Dave Freudenthal. "This story of a young Shoshone boy who is coming of age can be read and appreciated by children of any age."

The book series have been produced in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Education to be distributed to all Wyoming elementary schools for fourth grade reading classes.
Yuse & the Spirit is about a Shoshone boy who is coming of age. He takes an amazing journey and learns the value of adhering to the teaching and customs of his tribe. The story is written at an elementary grade reading level. With its detailed watercolor pictures and rich cultural lessons, it is sure to engage children of all ages.

Painted Pony, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wind River Development Fund, a non-profit community development financial institution on the Reservation. All profits from Painted Pony go back to its parent company to help fund its non-profit activities of developing a private sector economy on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Fremont County, Wyoming.
For more information on Painted Pony, Inc. or to purchase the books, please visit the company's website at or call (307) 335-7330.