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The Girl With Braided Hair

Margaret Coel

The skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a dry gully on the Wind River Reservation. Remnants of a long, black braid are mixed with the bones. There is a bullet hole in the skull. Forensics determine the woman was shot-to-death in 1973. 1973, the year of AIM. The American Indian Movement had occupied the town of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Afterward, Indians under federal indictment had gone into hiding on other reservations, including Wind River. A year of fear and violence, when no one could be trusted, when anyone might be an FBI snitch. Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley are determined to find the identity of the forgotten woman and see that she is laid to rest in the traditional Arapaho Way. Their search leads them into the 1970s and the dark underbelly of an organization that had spoken out on behalf of Indian rights. They soon run into a wall of silence. No one wants to talk about a time when many crimes, including murder, went unsolved. No one wants to admit the part they may have played, or the guilt they may still carry. No one wants to remember a young woman accused of being a snitch. As the life and death of the woman begin to come into view, Vicky and Father John realize that the killer who has gotten away with murder for more than thirty years is still on the reservation and that they are about to be his next victims.

The skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a dry gully on the Wind River Reservation. Remnants of a long, black braid are mixed with the bones. There is a bullet hole in the skull. Forensics determine the woman was shot-to-death in 1973. 1973, the year of AIM. The American Indian Movement had occupied the town of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Afterward, Indians under federal indictment had gone into hiding on other reservations, including Wind River. A year of fear and violence, when no one could be trusted, when anyone might be an FBI snitch. Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley are determined to find the identity of the forgotten woman and see that she is laid to rest in the traditional Arapaho Way. Their search leads them into the 1970s and the dark underbelly of an organization that had spoken out on behalf of Indian rights. They soon run into a wall of silence. No one wants to talk about a time when many crimes, including murder, went unsolved. No one wants to admit the part they may have played, or the guilt they may still carry. No one wants to remember a young woman accused of being a snitch. As the life and death of the woman begin to come into view, Vicky and Father John realize that the killer who has gotten away with murder for more than thirty years is still on the reservation and that they are about to be his next victims.
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The skeleton of a young woman is discovered in a dry gully on the Wind River Reservation. Remnants of a long, black braid are mixed with the bones. There is a bullet hole in the skull. Forensics determine the woman was shot-to-death in 1973. 1973, the year of AIM. The American Indian Movement had occupied the town of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Afterward, Indians under federal indictment had gone into hiding on other reservations, including Wind River. A year of fear and violence, when no one could be trusted, when anyone might be an FBI snitch. Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley are determined to find the identity of the forgotten woman and see that she is laid to rest in the traditional Arapaho Way. Their search leads them into the 1970s and the dark underbelly of an organization that had spoken out on behalf of Indian rights. They soon run into a wall of silence. No one wants to talk about a time when many crimes, including murder, went unsolved. No one wants to admit the part they may have played, or the guilt they may still carry. No one wants to remember a young woman accused of being a snitch. As the life and death of the woman begin to come into view, Vicky and Father John realize that the killer who has gotten away with murder for more than thirty years is still on the reservation and that they are about to be his next victims.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andrea Bates

Length:

9h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:03