Viewing Entry - The Red Bird All-Indian traveling band (AM14496) by Washburn, Frances
Playing time for daisy/audio formats : 6 hours 59 minutes
The Red Bird All-Indian traveling band
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Detective and Mystery fiction.
Detective and Mystery fiction. Country musicians -- Fiction. Indians of North America -- Fiction.
July 4, 1969, the Pine Ridge Reservation. A raucous Fourth of July gig abruptly ends with the Red Bird band ducking out of the performance in a hilarious hail of beer bottles. By the end of the evening, community member Buffalo Ames is dead, presumed to be murdered, just outside the bar. Sissy Roberts, the band’s singer and the best female guitar picker on the rez, is reluctantly drawn into the ensuing investigation by an FBI agent who discovers Sissy’s knack for hearing other people’s secrets. Following Sissy as she unravels the mystery of both Buffalo Ames’s death and her own future, this is the story of Indian Country on the verge of historic change and a woman unwilling to let change pass her by.