Reaching back into the history of the Indians again (The Shaman's Last Said (1963, p. 56, J-24), the author records the intense, danger-filled life of a young Cheyenne, Killer of Death. The boy's struggles and victories are here in detail, but even stress on all events precludes a mood of tension. The action takes place in 1851, after the desperate Mexicans offered payment of gold for Indian calps. In 1876, having surrendered, the Indians were placed on a reservation in Arizona, but not before much blood had been lost. If the reader is able to read and on through fight after fight, he can look forward to a powerful ending, but for most, it will not be worth the effort.