The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle
Thomas Blue Eagle is a fictional character. Neither he nor any of the other persons depicted in his ledgerbook actually existed. Thomas Blue Eagle's ledgerbook supposes that the artist was able to tell his story in narrative form using both the white man's words and the Indians' picture stories. While no such ledgerbook has come to light, some may have been produced. Nevertheless, these imaginary drawings show events that might well have occurred in the life of a Sioux boy who attended school in the East to learn about the world of the white man. Thomas Blue Eagle's story is founded on historical facts and chronicles the clash of two completely different cultures in America toward the end of the last century.