The Girl with Braided Hair (Wind River Reservation Series #13)

The Girl with Braided Hair (Wind River Reservation Series #13)

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by Margaret Coel
     
 

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Attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O?Malley investigate the death of Liz Plenty Horses?a woman murdered back in 1973 after being accused of betraying the militant American Indian Movement, and incite the malice of a long-dormant killer.

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Attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O?Malley investigate the death of Liz Plenty Horses?a woman murdered back in 1973 after being accused of betraying the militant American Indian Movement, and incite the malice of a long-dormant killer.

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The bones of a woman found on the Wind River Reservation revive the turmoil of the past. Attorney Vicky Holden and her frequent sleuthing partner Father John O'Malley (The Drowning Man, 2006, etc.) can't find justice for the old Arapaho bones until they find out whose they are. Autopsy results reveal that she was beaten and shot in 1973, a time when the militant American Indian Movement's fight for Native-American rights was leading to pitched battles with the FBI. The women of the reservation want a proper burial and condign punishment, but no one's willing to talk, because under the lingering shadow of AIM, tribe members may not be what they seem. Vicky and Father John interview many people before they learn that the body is that of Liz Plenty Horses, a young mother AIM accused of snitching. Vicky and her partner and lover Adam are also handling a present-day case of discrimination when a series of threats warn her to back off. When Vicky witnesses a case of violence against an Indian woman during a trip to Denver, the moment vividly recalls beatings by her abusive husband. Frightened but undaunted, Vicky and Father John risk their lives to solve the murder. Another wonderfully evocative story of the struggles of the Arapaho to retain their heritage while living in a white man's world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101207451
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/04/2007
Series:
Wind River Reservation Series , #13
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
46,686
File size:
748 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Margaret Coel is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of The Thunder Keeper, The Spirit Woman, The Lost Bird, The Story Teller, The Dream Stalker, The Ghost Walker, The Eagle Catcher, and several works of nonfiction. She has also authored many articles on the people and places of the American West. Her work has won national and regional awards. Her first John O'Malley mystery, The Eagle Catcher, was a national bestseller, garnering excellent reviews from the Denver Post, Tony Hillerman, Jean Hager, Loren D. Estleman, Stephen White, Earlene Fowler, Ann Ripley and other top writers in the field. A native of Colorado, she resides in Boulder.

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Girl with Braided Hair (Wind River Reservation Series #13) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
dreamerLT More than 1 year ago
I was totally drawn into the story. At the time I purchased this book I was in Lander, Wy. at a small book store looking for another book. I was actually in the area where this story took place, so I could feel the spirit of her writing even more so. The suspense of this book had me reading all through the night. I never even guessed who the person was until the end. I enjoyed this and would gladly recommend it to eveyone.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
The Girl with Braided Hair Margaret Coel Berkley, Sept 2007, $25.95, 320 pp. ISBN 9780425217122 Near the Wind River Reservation where the Arapaho tribe lives, a skeleton is unearthed in an out of the way ravine. At first glance the authorities believe it is an Indian woman because of her long dark braid and the clothing that was from the 1970¿s a time when AIM was stirring up trouble with the whites and against Indians who didn¿t agree with them. Records don¿t show any woman missing from the tribe during that time period. --- Several Indian women asks attorney Vicky Holden to inquire when the police will find out her name so they can release the body and give her a proper burial. Vicky is now in practice with Adam Lone Eagle normally taking on clients with major cases that impact many people and issues. However, this death in which the woman was tied up with all her bones broken and a bullet wound to the head affects her deeply and she starts investigating as does Father John the catholic priest whose mission as on the reservation. Vicky receives threatening notes and is shot at she realizes the killer is hiding on the rez behind people afraid to give him away. --- What Tony Hillman has done for the Navaho, Margaret Coel has done for the Arapaho. There are two storylines running in alternating chapters the first is the woman whose bones were found in the present goes on the run because AIM leaders thought she was an FBI snitch who got another leader killed. The second begins with finding out in the present who killed her. Both tales are exciting and filled with suspense and danger. This is a must read for anyone who loves a great mystery. --- Harriet Klausner
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He watches her with worry in his eyes. "You will be fine. Your clanmates are here for you." The smoke clears and the tom's looks are revealed. He is grey, with one grey eye and one black eye. He nods to her and pads off. "I shall be watching your clan closely."
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Death?