A short story about stolen Indian artifacts. When a newspaper reporter sees Indians from Iowa's Meskwaki tribe digging up graves in a pioneer cemetery, he learns things are not what they seem. The reporter, an Indian himself from Arizona, begins a search for a thousand-year-old artifact and skull stolen from nearby ancient Indian mounds. When he finds it, he encounters a collector willing to kill to keep what he'd dug up. Several historical facts are noted about Indian burials. The reporter's humor keeps a light touch on the story, which was originally published by a Midwestern literary magazine.
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About the Author
Dennis Herrrick is the author of ten books and numerous short stories.. He won the 2004 Tony Hillerman Mystery Writing Contest for his short story "Hunting Season," and he won the 2010 Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest for his short story "Missing." He is the author of several published short stories and ten books, including this reprint of the Harry Bates classic, You can visit Dennis Herrick's website at dennisherrick.com, which includes more information about this reprint.