It began with a secret... Deep in the historic homeland of the Nez Perce tribe in eastern Oregon, a hidden mine is about to be opened. When stolen mine equipment is found wrecked nearby with a boot - and a foot - amidst the destruction, no one is certain who to blame. One thing is certain: Tom Kreuger's job just got more complicated. ... and became a search for justice. BLM Biologist Tom Kreuger came to Joseph Canyon to protect a wildlife area. What he finds are squabbling, would-be miners and a Nez Perce family divided by alcoholism, the desire for development profits, and tribal history preservation. As Kreuger probes for answers, he learns that "justice" has many meanings.
Used availability for C F Button's Coyote Staircase
October 2007 : USA Paperback