The Owl Hunt
A Barnaby Skye NovelBook - 2010
The latest in the long-running tale of the beloved mountain man, Barnaby Skye, occurs early in the history of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, where Skye's mixed-blood son, Dirk, teaches school.nbsp; A total eclipse of the sun panics the Shoshones, and leads a dour fifteen-year-old boy to rename himself Owl, the most dreaded of all totemicnbsp;birds. He begins to stir discontent, teaching a doctrine of freedom from white men, and giving the Shoshones a new dance. nbsp; Owl takes his vision of returning to the old ways, free of reservation life, to the people. The Indian agent and soldiers react violently, see insurrection and subversion in it.nbsp; Dirk, his own two bloods warring, tries to mediate and only alienates the army, the Indian Bureau, and the Shoshones. nbsp; But only Dirk Skye can prevent a massacre.
Publisher: New York : Forge, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 335 p. ; 22 cm.