Scalp Dance

Author: Lu Clifton
Publisher: Five Star
ISBN: 9781432831295
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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
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780998528427
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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: Susan Hart
ISBN:
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CAUTION: This 25,000 word erotic and romantic thriller has some scenes that are suitable for adult readers only. The Bone Picker, is the third major case file for newly married FBI agent, Lili Foxworthy. She and her husband, actor Peter von Rabenhorst, are settling in nicely to their upscale lifestyle close to Santa Barbara, California. Looking in their local village shops in Montecito, they come across a new antique store which intrigues them. After finally finding the odd owner, who calls himself simply Tallis, they invite him over to their home to appraise some antiques for insurance purposes. Little do they know that the relationship goes rapidly downhill from that point because Tallis is not who he appears to be, as his life sized dioramas involving people, are not what they appear to be, either.

The Sign Of The Beaver

Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547348704
Size: 30.18 MB
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Although he faces responsibility bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt is more than a little apprehensive when his father leaves him alone to guard their new cabin in the wilderness. When a renegade white stranger steals his gun, Matt realizes he has no way to shoot game or to protect himself. When Matt meets Attean, a boy in the Beaver clan, he begins to better understand their way of life and their growing problem in adapting to the white man and the changing frontier. Elizabeth George Speare’s Newbery Honor-winning survival story is filled with wonderful detail about living in the wilderness and the relationships that formed between settlers and natives in the 1700s. Now with an introduction by Joseph Bruchac.

Freaky Fast Frankie Joe

Author: Lutricia Clifton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780823428670
Size: 24.88 MB
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Frankie Joe Huckaby, forced to live with his father, a stepmother, and four half-brothers, starts a delivery service to finance his escape back to his mother in Texas, not realizing he has a better life with his father than he ever had with her.

The Bone Picker

Author: Lu Clifton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780998528441
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It's bitter cold in Oklahoma's Ouachita Wilderness when Detective Sam Chitto of the Choctaw Tribal Police takes on a thirty-five-year-old cold case involving a missing Vietnam veteran and a murdered couple. The discovery of a man's skull in the murdered woman's casket, which her family had disinterred for further investigation, attracts the attention of the veteran's mother. Believing the skull to be that of her son, she tasks Chitto with becoming a Bone Picker. Because bones survived flesh, Choctaw of old preserved the bones of their deceased, believing their essence dwelled within. Honored people, called Bone Pickers, retrieved the bones for the family for burial.When his preliminary investigation reveals former suspects in the old murder inquiry have a shorter-than-average life span, Chitto goes looking for the reason. As he unravels the mystery, long-held secrets that have kept residents living in fear the past thirty-five years begin to crumble. A riveting mystery that unites a diverse set of characters on a mission to see justice served.

Encyclopedia Of Native American Tribes

Author: Carl Waldman
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110103
Size: 48.52 MB
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A comprehensive, illustrated encyclopedia which provides information on over 150 native tribes of North America, including prehistoric peoples.

Shadow Souls

Author: Christopher A. Nooner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781536948387
Size: 58.16 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.

Catawba Indian Pottery

Author: Thomas J. Blumer
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817350616
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A comprehensive study that traces the craft of pottery making among the Catawba Indians of North Carolina from the late 18th century to the present.

Seeking Cassandra

Author: Lutricia Clifton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780823436194
Size: 67.60 MB
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When work takes Cassie's mom abroad, Cassie is stuck living with her dad in his Winnebago in Palo Duro Canyon State Park for the summer. She loves her dad, but he's different since the divorce, and for that matter, so is she. She's gotten used to a different lifestyle that's not exactly compatible with the rougher living in the Canyon, where her dad is a handyman. She misses the conveniences of city living, and she's not too sure about the kids here. They seem awkward. Uncool. And, in the case of mysterious X, possibly dangerous. When several arrowheads go missing from an archeological dig si.