Historical Novel

historical fiction, Coronado expedition, Tiguex War, Southwest, Pueblo Indians

Paperback Books

Guest Bedroom: Collected Stories

Short Stories

Alien Visitors
The Indian Who Defied Coronado
The Final Farewell
Woman Without a Name
Iraq war, veteran, Southwest, mystery, detective, X2 artificial leg, Indian artifact, Pueblo Indian, Southwest Adventures

The Ancestor

Southwest, Pueblo Indians, Native American, archaeology

A Pueblo policeman is tormented by the discovery of an ancestor's skull in a housing development being built over an ancient pueblo site. Should he stand by and see the skull relocated to a museum's archive basement? Or should he shield tribal members who want to protect the ancestor's spirit journey by illegally reburying the bone in the tribal cemetery? A 16-page short story about conflict between modern laws and traditional Indian customs.

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