Noel

“It’s colder than it need be today, right, Noel?” I look at the girl, but she doesn’t respond. My eyes are tired from the night’s cold, and I shut them, which silences the passers for the moment. I open my eyes, as I feel the cold, coming from the very core of her being. She squats beside me, all day…

The Monkey Man

A long time ago there was a traveling circus that used the old-time covered wagons. Well, I guess they had an accident with a train one day, and there were animals lying all over the place. They finally got all the wounded animals and put them into the undamaged wagons and left. Meanwhile there were two little Indian boys walking…

The Broken Promise

“All that I ask of you, dear husband, is that you never push my head in anger.” Before he left for the hunt, Black Hawk went to his cousin, Yellow Bird. “Will you, my cousin, look after my wife and unborn child while I am away?” asked Black Hawk. “I will ask no other.” “I will, my cousin,” replied Yellow…

Scream Of The Eagle

The warrior scanned the dust on the horizon from the cliff overlooking a small, winding canyon, enclosed on both sides by jagged walls of stone. He knew that they had to come through the old trail; it was the only way. But that wouldn’t be for hours. He sat down and removed some dried meat from the satchel he carried…

More Than An Elk Hunt

“Is this really happening?” I asked myself as I edged nearer the side of the mountain. The scream of the wapiti cut through me like a knife and startled me into action. I knelt and drew back my bow, all the while wondering if my ten-year pursuit of the elusive Rocky Mountain elk was nearly at an end. The day…

Rescue From Hell

In a small, remote Indian village, a celebration was taking place. It was Indian Day across America, and it meant a day of gathering for local tribal members and nonmembers, and for visiting tourists. There were tribal leaders, important keynote speakers, arts and crafts displays, an Indian parade, and lots of free chow. Amid all these people, there was a…

The Sympathetic Eagle And The Poor Chicken

There once was an eagle who was free to fly through the sky over every mountaintop, over every body of water, and every tree. He could view all creation from above. The eagle was happy and content, with not a care in the world. He was willing to share whatever he had with those of this earth. There was a…

Chief Coyote

There was a man walking down the road, and far away in the distance he could hear drumbeats, and he saw an earth lodge. He stopped to listen. There was a dance at the lodge. He walked over and saw everyone was having a great time, and so he wanted to join in with the dancing but he did not have an outfit. As…