A young minister is sent by his bishop deep into the seacoast wilds of British Columbia to a parish of Kwakiutl Indians called Kingcome. The Tsawataineuk live in an inlet village and take their sustenance from the sea and from the forest. The bishop has not told him this, but the priest has only two years left to live.
Among these vanishing Indians, Mark Brian learns enough of the meaning of life not to fear death. Through is faith and humanity, he becomes part of the village, of the Indians themselves, and witness to their rituals and beliefs and the gradual disintegration of a culture.
Then, on a cold winter evening, when the hears the owl in the forest call his name, he understands what is going to happen.
Original title: I Heard the Owl Call My Name
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Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ethnic And Multicultural→ Native American