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The Owl Hunt

(2010)
(Book 18 in the Skye's West series)
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The latest in the long-running tale of beloved Mountain Man, Barnaby Skye occurs early in the history of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, where Skye's mixed-blood son, Dirk, teaches school. A total eclipse of the sun panics the Shoshones, and leads a dour fifteen-year-old boy to rename himself Owl, the most dreaded of all totemic birds. He begins to stir discontent, teach a doctrine of freedom from white men, and give the Shoshones a new dance, all of it done in distant valleys, far from white men's eyes.

Owl's cadre of bitter young men soon becomes the Dreamers as the boy takes his vision of returning to the old ways, free of reservation life, to the people. The Indian agent and soldiers react violently, see insurrection and subversion in it. Dirk, his own two bloods warring, tries to mediate and only alienates the army, the Indian Bureau, and the Shoshones.

But only Dirk Skye can prevent a massacre.

Genre: Western

Used availability for Richard S Wheeler's The Owl Hunt

Hardback Editions

December 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Owl Hunt: A Barnaby Skye Novel (Skye's West)
Author(s): Richard S Wheeler
ISBN: 0-7653-2201-3 / 978-0-7653-2201-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Owl Hunt: A Barnaby Skye Novel (Skye's West)
Author(s): Richard S Wheeler
ISBN: 0-7653-6173-6 / 978-0-7653-6173-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Owl Hunt: A Barnaby Skye Novel (Skye's West Book 18)
Author(s): Richard S Wheeler
Publisher: Forge Books
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