Kill the Medicine Man

by Michael C. Haley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/5/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781587210730

About the Book

Navajo medicine man, Yetso, flees from his home as Kit Carson's army sweeps Canyon de Chelly in January of 1864. Yetso escapes the invaders, but his clan and family are captured. His wife is sold into slavery. He must fight for revenge and to rescue his family. Instead, he's caught in the middle of a war to prevent the genocide of the Navajo.

While the army herds the Navajo to the Bosque Redondo prison camp, Yetso pursues powerful medicine to defeat the white man. He discovers he must also learn the craft of American statesmanship, the arts of patience, maneuvering, bribery, threats and trickery.

Yetso organizes the Navajo Council to resist the sure, slow extinction of his people on the Bosque Redondo reservation. He gives hope to the Navajo as he seeks to restore Hozho -- happiness, health, the beauty of earth, and good relations among men. He raids for supplies, and rustles cattle to feed the starving Navajo. He challenges the brutal Commandant of the reservation and is thrown into solitary confinement.

In his quest for the freedom of his people how will Yetso survive prison, save his young wife, and kill the renegades that threaten freedom for all the Navajo?

This exciting and compelling saga is about one man's transformation as he fights the battles of the oppressed that continue to rage in the world today.

About the Author

Michael C. Haley writes to entertain, to tell good stories. Haley starts with Yetso in mortal trouble and develops how he combats it. Events transform Yetso. His identity is forged. Throughout Yetso's ordeal, you learn about Navajo and American history, western lore and the southwestern countryside. You wrestle with worthy thoughts and emotions as Yetso uncovers and develops his beliefs. You observe him struggle and suffer to achieve what is right. And all the time, someone is trying to kill the Medicine Man.

Michael C. Haley was born in Albuquerque, and grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico. His youth was spent in canyons and pine forests with an army Jeep, dog and black powder guns. In the mesa country he hunted Indian petroglyphs in the caves and ruins from Bandilier to Puye and along the Rio Grande River. He spent summers and vacations on a northern New Mexico ranch. He wrangled horses for a resort. Haley has been fascinated by and has studied the Indian, Spanish and Anglo histories of the southwest all his life. He has traveled the back country trails extensively, and has gathered the anecdotal and technical skills for writing quality western adventure stories.

Michael C. Haley graduated from St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland, where he studied classical liberal arts. After serving in the Navy as a Commissioned Officer he graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law. He built a commercial investment real estate business and has had his own successful company for thirty years. During his business career he became an international lecturer, seminar instructor, and executive career management consultant.

Michael C. Haley has written Durango Gold, The Gold of El Negro, Bandit, Kill the Medicine Man, and Troy's Gold. His intention is to impart knowledge and western lore and inspire the reader through the transformation of his characters.