THE NIGHT THE WHITE DEER DIED
New York : Dell, 1991.
is an Anglo teen in a New Mexico artist colony who befriends an old drunken
Indian. She dreams of a brave getting ready to shoot a white deer. In her
dream, he never really gets off the shot. In reality, Billy Honcho dresses
in his finery and begins to follow a courting ritual. Off they ride together
on horses in the middle of the night. How long can this madness continue
before someone gets hurt? At the edge of a partially frozen pond, Billy
tells Janet how it was in the old days before pickup trucks, before loud
horns, before wine. And then, after the wars, when no words were left,
Honcho tells Janet that it is time. The deer, the bow and arrow, the pond,
all coming together, just like in her dream. But this time ...
Indians of North America -- Fiction
Dreams -- Fiction
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