Synopses & Reviews
Twenty years after Dance with Wolves, Father Mark Thomas finds a life with the Cheyenne River Sioux and a beautiful woman named Fawn more compelling than his Jesuit training. But as Father Thomas' new life is beginning, the old life of the Sioux is about to end: one more hard winter and the people will starve.
The Sioux's last hope is Wovka, a Piaute prophet who promises that if all dance his Ghost Dance then the buffalo will return and the white man will vanish from the earth.
Is Wovoka a savior? Will the Ghost Dance lead the people to salvation, or to the tragedy called Wounded Knee?
"Wonderful dramatic storytelling. Earl Murray writes with passion about the West as it was
."--W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, author of People of the River
"Earl Murray has a narrative gift that never flags."--El Paso Herlad Post
Twenty years after the time of Dances with Wolves, Father Mark Thomas finds life with the Cheyenne River Sioux and a beautiful woman named Fawn more compelling than his Jesuit training. But as Father Thomas's new life is beginning, the old life of the Sioux is about to end. Their last hope is Wovoka, a prophet who may be their savior . . . or may lead them to slaughter.
About the Author
Earl Murray once worked in botany and natural resource management. He is the author of thirty-five novels and nonfiction books that deal with the American West. His novel, Song of Wovoka, was a finalist for the 1992 Western Writers of America Spur Award for historical fiction. He lives with his wife, Victoria, in northern Colorado.