I have mixed feelings about this book. It is a good story, and the artwork is pretty good. It is one of the better "my dad told me this story and its been in my family for generations" created books. I loved the fact that she included a photo of the statue this story inspired.
But, it does appear to be a tale about Native Americans told from a settler point of view - the first hint being in the title. So there's that. To be clear: the author does NOT suggest the story is Native American in origin.
But in terms of stories, this interesting in terms of transmission as well as how/why stories are created and adapted.