Then, while researching for my book Leota, Dream Woman, I read, "The white berry from the Red Willow was used by the Native Americans in their food to support nutritional needs. The white man did not find it appealing, due to it's bitter taste.
That got me to thinking ... the white berry could represent my white heroine and the Red Willow could embody the Indian Nation. It didn't take long for the story to develop in my mind ... and this book exploded onto the pages.
White Berry on the Red Willow - As predicted in the Ghost Dance Vision, life has come full circle in 2054. The Blackfeet now control Yellowstone National Park, where the buffalo have multiplied, as have the people themselves.
Outside the Indian lands thousands are dying of Quake Fever every day. Doctor Alcina Hancock struggles to find a cure before her mother dies. Thrust into the world of the Indians, she not only discovers what it will take to save her people, but also herself.
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