Pine Ridge Reservation South Dakota
Land of the Oglala Sioux
Oglala Sioux elder, Johnson Holy Rock speaks with Patricia Lawrence about the Black Hills of South Dakota and why the tribe will not cash the check the US Federal Government gave them to pay for their sacred mountains. And we speak with Chief Oliver Red Cloud, 85 year old grandson of Chief Red Cloud, one of the signers of the Fort Laramie... Read more »
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs South Dakota
An In-Situ Paleontology Museum
The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs South Dakota announced in 2011 it now has discoverd 60 specimens of prehistoric animals in this unique paleontological site, where more than 26,000 years ago, large Columbian and woolly mammoths were trapped and died in a spring-fed pond: now the in-situ Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Dr. Larry... Read more »
Devil Days in Deadwood
The Deadwood Mysteries: Book #11
“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”—William Shakespeare
Violet Parker knows better than to play with devils. They always cheat, especially when lives are at stake. Deadwood’s charming, troublemaking, and soul-sucking devils are no different, and they’re biting at her heels.
But the clock is ticking and Violet has no choice—she must risk...Read more »
Don’t Let it Snow in Deadwood
The Deadwood Mysteries: Book #10
It’s Christmas Eve, and Violet Parker has one request on her list for Santa—to make it home to her kids. Unfortunately, “home” is also the lair of her lifelong nemesis, her sister Susan, a.k.a. the devil’s concubine.
Standing in Violet’s way is Old Man Winter, who slammed the Black Hills with a show-stopping blizzard. However, a little snow isn’t...Read more »
Deadwood, Dakota Territories, 1876: Legendary gunman Wild Bill Hickcock and his friend Charlie Utter have come to the Black Hills town of Deadwood fresh from Cheyenne, fleeing an ungrateful populace. Bill, aging and sick but still able to best any man in a fair gunfight, just wants to be left alone to drink and play cards. But in this town of... Read more »
Gone Haunting in Deadwood
The Deadwood Mysteries: Book #9
“Trespassers will be gutted and hung!”—Slagton’s unofficial town motto
Normally, not even drunk on a bet would Violet Parker go to Slagton, a creepy ghost town inhabited by those too stubborn—or deranged—to leave. But a certain bullheaded Deadwood detective has a problem—his informant from Slagton has gone missing. When Violet is shanghaied into...Read more »
Rattling the Heat in Deadwood
The Deadwood Mysteries: Book #8
A scrappy, hot-blooded woman can only take so much! Violet Parker is on fire … or rather under fire yet again. New evidence has fanned the embers of a cold murder case, and her alibi is smoldering at the corners. While battling a dogged detective determined to pin the murder on her, Violet scrambles to find the real killer. Will she escape “the...Read more »
A Wild Fright in Deadwood
The Deadwood Mysteries: Book #7
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned … especially a dead one holding a grudge.
Back on Deadwood’s list of usual suspects, Violet Parker is hip deep in wild frights and fired-up females. After juggling bitter threats, haunted buildings, and vengeful ghosts, the last thing she needs is a pair of bullheaded detectives trying to pin another murder...Read more »
Meanwhile, Back in Deadwood
The Deadwood Mysteries: Book #6
Meanwhile, back in Deadwood … the mystery and mayhem continue.
Between the butchered body parts, creepy killers, dogged detectives, ghoulish ghosts, and ever-present television cameras, Violet Parker’s purple boots are itching to skedaddle.
But there is no escaping another murder investigation or her new deadly reputation—even if both risk the...Read more »
An Ex to Grind in Deadwood
The Deadwood Mysteries: Book #5
Something has gone foul in the Black Hills, something gravely unnatural. Leave it to Violet Parker to stumble into the middle of it.
A creepy phone call, a dead body, two meddling detectives, and a glut of troublemaking ex-partners—can things get any worse?
Violet swears to keep her nose out of police business this time. But when her son is...Read more »
Luke Starbuck: Book #6
Matt Braun turns the classic elements of tough men and rough land into westerns that ring with authenticity. A native of the West and author of 31 novels, he bases many of his book on historic records. Deadwood draws on accounts of the infamous Butch Cassidy and his gang. The mountains and canyons of Dakota Territory create the perfect hideout... Read more »
South of Deadwood - Abridged
Take the stagecoach into Deadwood with Ranger Chick Bowdrie to bring a notorious killer back to Texas - and justice. When he meets a beautiful young woman convinced Curly Starr can clear her brother's name, Bowdrie agrees to help. But first he must elude the rest of Starr's gang who wait for the legendary lawman and his prisoner to leave town -... Read more »
Better Off Dead in Deadwood
The Deadwood Mysteries: Book #4
Get ready for more laughs, sizzle, and sleuthing in this fourth Deadwood mystery from author Ann Charles!
One dead body, one century-old haunted opera house, one zombie musical … one pissed-off detective—will Violet "Spooky" Parker keep her tail out of trouble, or will she end up as one of Deadwood's walking dead?Read more »
Dead Case in Deadwood
A Deadwood Mystery
The Deadwood Mysteries: Book #3
"Nothing good ever happens at the butt-crack of dawn. No doubt, the headless corpse on the autopsy table in front of me would agree."—Violet Parker
Real estate agent Violet "Spooky" Parker stumbles upon a body-part theft ring at the local funeral parlor and suspects her caustic coworker has a hand in it—or maybe a foot. Can Violet discover what's...Read more »
Optical Delusions in Deadwood
A Deadwood Mystery
The Deadwood Mysteries: Book #2
Someone is spreading rumors around Deadwood that Violet Parker likes to chat with dead folks.
With her reputation endangered, her bank account on the verge of extinction, and her career at risk of going up in flames, Violet is desperate. When the opportunity to sell another vintage home materializes, she grabs it, even though this "haunted" house...Read more »
Nearly Departed in Deadwood
The Deadwood Mysteries: Book #1
Little girls are vanishing from Deadwood, South Dakota. Fearing her daughter might be next, single mom Violet Parker is desperate to find the monster behind the abductions.
With her savings dwindling and just three weeks left to sell her first house or lose her realtor job, Violet is ecstatic when a handsome jeweler hires her to sell his...Read more »
A Spiritual Geography
"A deeply spiritual, deeply moving book" about life on the Great Plains, by the New York Times bestselling author of The Cloister Walk (The New York Times Book Review).
"With humor and lyrical grace," Kathleen Norris meditates on a place in the American landscape that is at once desolate and sublime, harsh and forgiving, steeped in history and... Read more »
The Lola Wicks Series: Book #2
Former foreign correspondent Lola Wicks is getting a little bored in Magpie, Montana, where she landed at a small local newspaper after being downsized from her job in Kabul. Then Judith Calf Looking, a local Blackfeet Indian girl missing for several months, turns up dead in a snowbank with a mysterious brand on her forearm. The sheriff—whose...Read more »
A New History of Indigenous Power
“Very thorough. Interesting to learn about the territorial shifts of the Lakota & how they adapted to each change in their conditions. Good narration!”Julia, The Bookloft
The Lakota Way - Abridged
Stories and Lessons for Living (abridged, with music and sound effects)
A gifted storyteller, historian, and a member of the Sicunga Lakota Sioux, Joseph M. Marshall III has dedicated his entire life to spiritual fulfillment and to teaching others the essence of Lakota wisdom. In The Lakota Way, Marshall shares his own story and many others imparting the wisdom of the Lakota culture. These stories express the heart...Read more »