A more astonishing event at the ranch is the birth of a rare white buffalo, considered a sacred creature by the Arapaho and other Native Americans as a message from the creator.
The Wind River series is replete with sensitivity toward the Arapaho people and their way of life.
The author was a social worker living with the Arapaho
community at Wind River for 4 years beginning in the 1970's.
In the fall of 1877 a large delegation of Lakota and a few Arapaho
headmen visited Washington, D.
Each centers around the Wyoming reservation housing the Arapahos
and Cheyenne, with the Holden/O'Malley duo solving yet another crime or mystery.
Barry Hills, who continued his hot streak when Valentine Girl landed the Cheshire Oaks, had spent 19 years trying to win a second Chester Cup since Arapahos
won for him in 1980.
While still featuring Vicki and Father John, the thrust of the book is well in the past: the late 19th century, to be exact, when Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show toured Europe featuring various Indian groups, including Arapahos
like Chief Black Heart.
His grandfather was one of many Arapahos
and Shoshones who acted in a silent film on location in the 1920's and then went on to Hollywood to help promote the movie.