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The Ft. Larned Incident (A Tay-Bodal Mystery #4)

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In 1868, following the signing of the Medicine Lodge Treaty, things are not going well for the Kiowa. Their promised lands went to another tribe, their promised goods have not arrived, and the bored and tense warriors are becoming more and more unruly. When the Indian agent once again fails to live up to his promises, he is run off by the Kiowa and the agent's assistant se
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published August 10th 2000 by Minotaur Books
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I love this series so much. Mardi Oakley Medawar has a real gift for making the past seem real. I looked up from my book and it was a real surprise to find myself in my room and not in a Tipi out on the plains. And she can still make me laugh despite the fact I have read these books many times.

The Ft. Larned Incident has an interesting structure, with part of the story taking place about fifty years after the murder of Three Elks. The author was clearly signing off, letting us know what happened...more
I am extraordinarily sad that this is the last Tay-Bodal mystery. I loved reading about the history from the native Indian point of view. The sense of humour that Medawar was able to infuse into the story was perfect.
This was my favorite of the four books in the series, I loved the modern portion of the story and the humanity of the mystery.
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Medawar, a North Carolina Cherokee born in Olla, Louisiana, is an award-winning author, artist, lecturer, and historian. She is a member of the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, Western Writers, and Sisters In Crime. Among her writings is a mystery series featuring Tay-bodal, a late 19th century Kiowa healer. Medawar attended San Diego State University, and has taught writing at...more
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