OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Apache Rodeo is a colourful photo-essay about one 10-year-old White Mountain Apache girl and her family who all participate in the annual White Mountain Fair and Rodeo on the Whiteriver Reservation in Arizona. As a grade five student Felicitia La Rose takes the reader on a tour of her community and explains how her family continues to maintain their cultural heritage in ceremonies and the rodeo. The girl begins by introducing herself, explaining her Apache name, and briefly outlining her community's history and culture. She explains that the White Mountain Apache are one of five groups of Western Apache who live in a valley on a plateau in eastern Arizona. Felicitia talks about her education in the community school, running with her grandfather, playing with brothers and friends, and listening to stories from community Elders. Part of the reservation land is devoted to cattle raising and housing saddle horses. In summer the family goes on their land and begins training for rodeo events. A two-page spread is devoted to the special Apache ceremony for girls who come of age. The final section of the book is devoted to explaining the rodeo through the eyes of Felicitia's family. Many of the skills displayed during the rodeo have a practical purpose for the Apache cattlemen. The White Mountain Rodeo is not just for adults. Felicitia practices barrel racing and calf roping for the big day, and her brothers participate in the calf riding events. Her father competes in calf roping, team roping, and the dangerous event called bull riding. Although no family member wins their events, everyone competes with their best efforts. Everyone enjoys the experience that brings the family closer together in this community event. The text is straightforward and always maintains Felicitia's voice as she confidently describes Apache cultural values maintained in simple, everyday activities. Throughout the book the warmth and caring of this family are shown in the images and text. A glossary, map and index are included in this excellent resource for elementary students who want to learn about the contemporary Apache through the eyes of an Apache child.