The Spirit Woman (Mass Market Paperbound)
According to legend, Sacajawea--the Native American woman who helped guide the Lewis and Clark expedition through the American wilderness--is buried on the Wind River Reservation. Now, a college professor--and longtime friend of Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden--has disappeared while seeking the truth behind the legend.
Vicky and Father John O'Malley soon discover that her missing friend is linked to another female historian who also vanished on the reservation--while researching Sacajawea twenty years ago. The answer to the mystery of the missing scholars may lie in the pages of Sacajawea's hidden memoirs--and with a culprit who will do anything to ensure they're never found...
About the Author
Margaret Coel, a fourth-generation Coloradan, has spent four years researching primary source material in the libraries and archives across the plains, as well as in Washington, D. C. and London. She has visited every fort, battleground, and Indian campground described in her book and has come to know the Southern Arapahos of Concho and Geary, Oklahoma. She graduated summa cum laude from Marquette University, Milwaukee, in Journalism and for the last fifteen years has made her home in Boulder, Colorado.
“Fans of Hillerman and the Thurlos will find this Native American mystery compelling, exciting, and informative.” The Midwest Book Review
“Nicely paced and suspenseful. Coel blends frontier history, complex emotions, and western vistas in a way that is all her own.” Booklist
“A character driven story. It will be interesting to see where Coel goes next.” Booknews