Fools Crow

“This is essentially a novel about choices that human beings make and how the consequences of those choices play out in a society in which each human being is intimately connected to all parts of the world around him or her.” – Kathy J. Whitson

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Sherman Alexie and Smoke Signals

“The essential . . . [idea] to bear in mind is that in their quest to reach an accord with all things, the Indians assumed that invisible presences existed to answer every need, and that all they required was a means of making them visible so as to deal with them on a man-to-man basis. The ultimate process which evolved brought them into close contact with the supernatural and the natural worlds and enabled them to live in harmony with these in all extremes.”

James Welch, author of Fools CrowThe 100 Most Influential Montanans of the Century