The Arapaho Indians' sacred tribal customs are abruptly halted when a beloved elder is found murdered in his tepee--and the evidence points to his own nephew's guilt. "Insightful commentary about Arapaho culture . . . likable, well-drawn characters and a lively pace".--Publishers Weekly.The Arapaho Indians' sacred tribal customs are abruptly halted when a beloved elder is found murdered in his tepee--and the evidence points to his own nephew's guilt. "Insightful commentary about Arapaho culture . . . likable, well-drawn characters and a lively pace".--Publishers Weekly.Read Less
Our goal with every sale is customer satisfaction, so please buy with confidence. Every order is shipped the same day or the next day. This is a used book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear..
The series of books, of which Eagle Catcher is one of the books, capture the reader in telling the story of the Arapaho Indians, and their "res" in Wyoming. This is not history or a documentary, per se, but a warm portrayal of their culture and their humane compassionate desire to live in today's world without sacrificing their own values. Read all of them! My last count was eight books, and I hope for more.
Aug 13, 2009
A Good Read
This book was the first of Margaret Coel's works I have read. It was an engaging story, I learned a lot about the Indian culture on the Wind River Reservation, and thought the mystery good. I particularly liked the Jesuit priest and Indian lawyer who figured out the murder. I have already passed my copy on to two friends and intend to read more of this series.
Publishers Weekly, 1995-04-03 Murder is only one element in this debut mystery, which also takes on interracial romance, the exploitation of Indian lands and the political ambitions of a former county commissioner who's also a gubernatorial candidate. Father John O'Malley has been banished from Boston to the dirt-poor mission at Wyoming's Wind River Reservation to recover from his alcoholism. When the tribal chairman is killed, an obnoxious FBI agent arrests the chairman's nephew. In an effort to help, Father John joins forces with Vicky Holden, a feisty, 40-something Arapaho attorney for whom he stoically suffers an unpriestly attraction. Into this modestly suspenseful tale, Coel (Chief Lefthand) weaves often insightful commentary about Arapaho culture, bigotry and the widespread alcoholism among Western tribes. Likable, well-drawn characters and a lively pace mark this novelæwhich appears poised for a sequelæfor Hillerman fans. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.