Bad River Boys: A Meeting of the Lakota Sioux with Lewis and Clark by Lakota author Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve brings a totally fresh perspective to the significance of the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806). From the Lakota perspective she sets the story within a village of Lakota people. The key storytellers of the story are three boys who just happen to see a boat on the Bad River while they are out swimming. Their initial meeting with the gruff Americans turns negative as their elders meet with the strangers. But the tension is broken by one of the boys and the strangers eventually leave. They even point their guns at the people of the village and leave without trading. The Lakota who control this part of the river are not impressed with these Americans. These were in fact the celebrated Lewis and Clark. This book presents the impact of the expedition from a Native American child's viewpoint. This is a fascinating look at American history and one that should prove useful in classroom discussions about the history of contact and the so-called importance of explorers both in Canada and the United States. This is an important picture book about the history of explorers and Aboriginal People.