Love Quest: what a man will do for a woman
By: Batdorf, Don (Carol)
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Publication Date: 1994
PR Highlights: An Indian's quest for the woman he loves.
PHOTO Highlights: B/w line drawings scattered throughout.
Description: The Great Lummi chief's quest for the woman he loves. The saga of the great Lummi chief continues with Cha it zit's challenge to gain the woman he loves. Tsexad, who was born into slavery even though her mother is of noble blood, has taken Cha it zit's heart. Cha it zit acts on his beliefs and refuses his planned marriage, even though it means disgrace and facing his father's anger. Then comes the daunting quest of raising Tsexad to the status of free-born woman. With the aid of this spirit helpers and the guidance of Xedewa, Tsexad's mother, Cha it zit journeys to the village of Tsexad's mother, Cha it zit journeys to the village of Tsexad's grandparents. The story culminates with the potlatch of Tsexad's once proud grandparents as they attempt to regain their status and the rightful position of their offspring.
Carol Batdorf virtually grew up with the west coast Indians. She studied their culture and learned to carve totem poles and weave baskets. She has served on the staff of the Lummi Community Action Program and as an instructor of the Indian Studies at Western Washington University. In her Quest series, Carol has accomplished the nearly impossible task of portraying the Salish people as they were before the coming of the white man.