"Another great storyteller is emerging."-Tony Hillerman
Award-winning authorMardi Oakley Medawar
On a scalding summer day in 1866, the Kiowa Nation gathered at Rainy Mountain to witness the magnificent Cheyenne Robber standing before them-charged with murdering a fellow tribesman. It was a day Tay-bodal would never forget. A day that threatened to tear the unity of the entire Kiowa Nation...
Known as a wanderer and eccentric healer, Tay-bodal was always on the outside of the clan. Now, for the first time in his life, Tay-bodal's unconventional ways will prove invaluable to the survival of the Kiowa Nation. He has just five days to find the truth behind the murder. But Tay-bodal will discover more than truth. He will embark on a journey so spiritual, so important, that he will finally know what it is to be a Kiowa Indian...
"Medawar, a Cherokee, reveals legendaryNative Americans as believable peopleand offers her readers a comprehensive lookat historical Kiowa life and values."-Publishers Weekly
"Her characters, white or Indian, are people...This is our history."-Don Coldsmith, award-winning author of Runestone
"More than a mystery, Medawar's novel is a beautifully written, life-affirming, heartwarming story full of adventure, humor, and tears...a cunningly plotted story that is as devilishlyfunny as it is charmingly told."-ALA Booklist