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Reviews of Eagle Catcher, the (1995)

Review by michael a draper (2012-04-16)
At the Wyoming Wind River Reservation, Arapahos meet for their powwow when the tribal chairman, Henry Castle, is discovered murdered.

Henry's nephew, Anthony Castle, is accused of the murder. However, Fr. John O'Mally, S.J. disagrees, he thinks it might have to do with the oil on the reservation.

O'Mally knows that there was an argument about buying back the Cooley ranch where there might be additional oil that might help the financial plight of the Indians.

O'Mally is a historian and looks back into the historical documents of the Arapahos.

The story mixes drama, history, and romance mixed with the pathos of life on the reservation. Tony Hillerman fans and those interested in American Indian history will enjoy this story.

(This review refers to the 1995 version titled “The Eagle Catcher”)

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