Synopses & Reviews
The story of Martiniano, the man who killed the deer, is a timeless story of Pueblo Indian sin and redemption, and of the conflict between Indian and white laws; written with a poetically charged beauty of style, a purity of conception, and a thorough understanding of Indian values.
By far the finest novel of American Indian life I have ever read.”
Saturday Review of Literature
[Waters's] long and wide experience
has given him an insight to the ways of the Indian, perhaps not exceeded by any other novelist.”
Los Angeles Times
A rich fusion of myth and reality, both a detailed rendering of Pueblo Indian rituals, ceremonies and beliefs and an account of the Indians' political struggle to get back their ancestral lands.”
About the Author
Frank Waters, (19021995), is the finest chronicler, in both fiction and non-fiction, of the vast American Southwest. He writes out of long and close association with the American Indian and with the Spanish-American, and with deep understanding of their cultures.