Scalp Dance

Author: Lu Clifton
Publisher: Five Star
ISBN: 9781432831295
Size: 33.84 MB
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"This mystery mingles Choctaw culture, science, and murder and features Lieutenant Sam Chitto of the Oklahoma Choctaw Nation Tribal Police, who considers himself a man of principal. He's a man of the Law--the letter of the Law--and he's a man of his word. But he's at a breaking point, ready to quit the force. His father's murder is ten-years cold, his young wife's premature death haunts him, and tribal police in Oklahoma are being prevented from ensuring the People receive justice. A mix of tribal and non-tribal lands has created a checkerboard law enforcement community--federal, state, municipal and Indian--a land that lawbreakers jokingly refer to as lawless. Indian women are the ones paying the highest price. One in three can expect to be raped in her lifetime, and tribal police cannot arrest the assailant if he is not Indian. And then, Chitto is assigned to work undercover on a mystifying case. In pre-dawn light, a sacred Choctaw ceremonial ground is transformed into an execution site. The naked, beheaded corpse is the husband of a Chickasaw woman and stepfather to her young daughter. Except for the victim's driver's license, no evidence is left behind--with one exception: his freshly laundered clothes retain the odor of fabric softener. A series of seemingly unrelated incidents come together to help Chitto solve the case, but he is forced to make a decision that could not only challenge his personal code of ethics but also cost a man his life"54 --

The Horned Owl

Author: Lu Clifton
ISBN: 9780998528427
Size: 34.35 MB
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"Chitto first hears about Bobby Taneyhill from two concerned members of the Choctaw Nation Tribal Council, one of whom is his mother, Mattie Chitto. She and June Biggers want him to help the teen, who's been charged with first-degree murder for the mutilation death of 33-year-old Muriel Simpson. Authorities are discounting an alibi supplied by Bobby's tribal-elder grandfather, Charlie Walker, and instead rely on circumstantial evidence: the boy's graphic novels, which are filled with savage imagery that he drew. The murder victim had worked at the Spiro Mounds Archeology Center, near where Chitto's cop father, Will and Will's partner, Bert Gilly, were murdered 10 years ago. Chitto's boss, Dan Blackfox, allows him to pursue a low-profile investigation into Bobby's case, which is currently in trial, but he tells him to avoid his father's. Regardless, Chitto delves into both from a rented cabin near the Spiro Mounds"--Back cover.

The Bone Picker

Author: Susan Hart
Publisher: Romances With A Bite Press
Size: 59.59 MB
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When FBI agent Lil Foxworthy, and her actor husband Peter von Rabenhorst, visited a local antique shop, little did they know how the strange owner of the place would take them to the brink of death.

Rabbit S Snow Dance

Author: Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101648678
Size: 51.47 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rabbit’s Snow Dance Master storytellers Joseph and James Bruchac present a hip and funny take on an Iroquois folktale about the importance of patience, the seasons, and listening to your friends. Pair it with other stories about stubborn animals like Karma Wilson’s Bear Wants More and Verna Aardema’s Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears. Rabbit loves the winter. He knows a dance, using an Iroquois drum and song, to make it snow—even in summertime! When rabbit decides that it should snow early, he starts his dance and the snow begins to fall. The other forest animals are not happy and ask him to stop, but Rabbit doesn’t listen. How much snow is too much, and will Rabbit know when to stop? The father-son duo behind How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, Raccoon’s Last Race, and Turtle’s Race with Beaver present their latest retelling of Native American folklore. “The telling is sprightly, and Newman's ink-and-watercolor artwork makes an ideal companion. An appealing addition to folktale shelves.” —Booklist “This modern retelling maintains [the Bruchacs’] solid reputation for keeping Native American tales fresh.” —School Library Journal “The picturesque language makes it a pleasure to read aloud.”—BCCB

Shadow Souls

Author: Christopher A. Nooner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781536948387
Size: 67.69 MB
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After spending forty years in prison Eli Seven Crow is weak and lacking the power of his former self. When he is herded headlong into a maelstrom designed to steal his people's most ancient secrets, his life and the one woman in two hundred years that he might be able to love he must find a way to save himself, or all life will be consumed by the otherworldly evil that his family has worked to defeat since the First People set foot on Mother Earth.

Freaky Fast Frankie Joe

Author: Lutricia Clifton
ISBN: 9780823423675
Size: 76.84 MB
Format: PDF
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In this heart-warming debut novel, resourceful Frankie Joe needs all his incredible resilience and the loving support of his new, blended family to survive a devastating loss.

Of Thee I Sing

Author: Barack Obama
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375983295
Size: 48.20 MB
Format: PDF
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In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America’s children. Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation’s founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever. From the Hardcover edition.

Jingle Dancer

Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 068816241X
Size: 58.51 MB
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Jenna, a contemporary Muscogee (Creek) girl in Oklahoma, wants to honor a family tradition by jingle dancing at the next powwow. But where will she find enough jingles for her dress? An unusual, warm family story, beautifully evoked in Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu's watercolor art. Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2001, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council

The Indian In The Cupboard

Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 0375847537
Size: 16.64 MB
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A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.

The Stupids Step Out

Author: Harry Allard
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395253779
Size: 16.81 MB
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Re-creates the ridiculous antics of the Stupid family, focusing on an episode in which Mrs. Stupid gets the family to take a bath.