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Tiq Slo'w, the Making of a Modern Day Chief Paperback – August 13, 2013
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I was especially captured by:
*The excitement of rodeo participants.
*The origin of Europeans arriving in clay pots.
*The confrontation and compromises at Santa Paula, including the mystical appearances of rain and the sudden demise of two opponents.
*I personally felt some affiliation to the story, since I flew into Santa Paula airfield many times, as well as resided near Newberry Park and now in Santa Barbara.
*Most of all, the stalwart character and perseverance of Charlie and his ability to deal with diverse attitudes and emotions. Such abilities nurtured his successful achievements to preserve our national roots – things of great worth to us all.
Photos, maps, and volumes of data by research writer Mary Gordon challenge you with information.
One scene is that of a Southern California Developer's heavy equipment standing by while artifacts and burial sites are excavated to be moved to another site.
In the meantime, archaeologists, anthropologists, and the National Park Service work to achieve deserved dignity, respect, and appreciation for the American Indian.
Central character "Charlie Cooke" is an authority on everything in sight. He's an educator, consultant, Native American advocate, Mother Nature advocate, and Chumas Chief.,
You'll be better informed after reading "TIQ SLO'W: The making of a Modern Day Chief.