Totems of SeptemberTotems of September – Synopsis
This beautifully descriptive book is a unique compilation of personal stories that examine the events of September 11, 2001 and the aftermath from a non-political viewpoint.  The use of the Native American story telling tradition of circles on circles and lives on lives, is interspersed with culture of the Northwest and Plains tribes through the use of animal legends and myths.  The stand-alone stories of three memorable characters, dating from the early 1900s to 2006; their lineage and their families are woven together through the threads of history, human connections, hope and redemption.   Geronimo Barse and Billy Hawk’s tenacity, warmth, humor and love, shine through their painful experiences in the Indian boarding schools, WWII, and loss of so many loved ones.   Lola LeFleur and all the LeFleur women before her and to follow, fight desperately to change their perceived destiny.  The warmth and healing of the Ranch, and the stability of Devil’s Tower in a world of terror, are integral factors in the restoration of so many shattered lives.