For Chumash and Tongva people of the Southern California coast and valleys, the world unravels as catholic missions stretch their influence from the Los Angeles basin eastward. Gallop ahead through three generations as this western frontier novel from an Arizona author unfolds. Villages pit themselves against invading settler-evangelists and their escort soldiers. Fierce battles arise. And something rivals newly discovered gold in value--the land. In this coming of age family saga, only the secret supernatural knowledge of Skywatchers can ensure ongoing life.
“Powerful and exquisitely researched, exuding the culture of the people…" Spur award-winning author Richard S. Wheeler
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About the Author
An incurable traveler, Mary Schultz has trekked Chile’s Atacama Desert and Easter Island to learn about the visual astronomy of ancient peoples. Together with her husband, she has explored the Mayan ruins of Mexico and Central America, lived and sailed aboard a 41 ft. ketch, and camped from Alaska to the Panama Canal. Mary Schultz’ personal essays have been anthologized: When A Life Mate Dies: Stories of Love, Loss and Healing (Healing with Words Series) by Susan Heinlein; her short fiction has appeared in Yokoi, the Bozeman, Montana occasional arts magazine, and the Mendocino Review to name a few. If you are familiar with Apple Computer, City of Hope, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, publications focused on software solutions for architecture, engineering and construction, and Total Gym, over decades you have likely read Mary’s award-winning advertising & marketing writing.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Last Skywatcher was a wonderful story with a fascinating, factual history. I enjoyed every page. I am one who will read a book more than once if I especially like it and this one I'll read again for sure. I highly recommend this book and if you happen to be from California, you'll love it even more. The geography is awesome.