From the very beginning of his long and illustrious career, Will Henry wrote from the Native American viewpoint with authenticity and compassion. This volume collects two of his finest short vels, each focused on the American Indian. The title vel finds a band of Mandan Indians facing the harshest winter in their history, while having to deal with an unscrupulous medicine man. Lapwai Winter is set in Northeastern Oregon at the time of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. A treaty has been violated, the territorial rights of the tribe have been revoked...and the threat of war hangs omiusly in the air.