The Ancestor

A 16-page short story about conflict between modern laws and traditional Indian customs. A Pueblo policeman is tormented by the discovery of an ancestor's skull in a housing development being built over an ancient pueblo site. More

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Words: 4,370
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301820917
About Dennis Herrick

Dennis Herrick is the author of several short stories, most of them involving the American Southwest and often featuring different tribes of Pueblo Indians.

He won the 2004 Tony Hillerman Mystery Writing Contest for his short story "Hunting Season," and he won the 2010 Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest for his short story "Missing." He is the author of several published short stories and one book.

A native of Michigan, he and his wife now live on the west bank of the Rio Grande between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Herrick is a former daily newspaper reporter and weekly newspaper publisher and owner. He is an emeritus member of the journalism faculty at the University of New Mexico.

You can visit his author's website at dennisherrick.com.

Author's photograph is by Susan Boe. She also took photos and wrote the breast cancer survivors book, "Brave and Beautiful."

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