The Owl Hunt

The Owl Hunt

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The latest in the long-running tale of the beloved mountain man, Barnaby Skye, occurs early in the history of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, where Skye's mixed-blood son, Dirk, teaches school. A total eclipse of the sun panics the Shoshones, and leads a dour fifteen-year-old boy to rename himself Owl, the most dreaded of all totemic birds. He begins to stir discontent, teaching a doctrine of freedom from white men, and giving the Shoshones a new dance. Owl takes his vision of returning to the old ways, free of reservation life, to the people. The Indian agent and soldiers react violently, see insurrection and subversion in it. Dirk, his own two bloods warring, tries to mediate and only alienates the army, the Indian Bureau, and the Shoshones. But only Dirk Skye can prevent a massacre.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 333 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 340.19g
  • FORGE
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0765322013
  • 9780765322012
  • 2,209,418

About Richard S Wheeler

RICHARD S. WHEELER is the author of over fifty novels of the American West. He holds five Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime contributions to the literature of the West. He lives in Livingston, Montana, near Yellowstone Park, and is married to Sue Hart, an English professor at Montana State University in Billings.show more

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"An exciting, suspenseful story with Barnaby once more facing stronger odds than any man should, but no one should count this unlikely mountain man out."--"Roundup Magazine "on "The Fire Arrow" "Based on the author's considerable knowledge of the early West and driven by memorable characters, "The Fire Arrow" is a deftly written story of personal integrity and love."--"The Denver Post""and Rocky Mountain News "on "The Fire Arrow"show more

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3 16% (4)
2 8% (2)
1 4% (1)
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