Publisher: Delacorte Press
The book starts off with the Character of the name Brigitte. Brigitte was going out with a guy for 6 years. Her friend Amy was constantly pushing her to get married and have kids, however, Brigitte didn’t feel she was ready for such a commitment. But then her boyfriend had called her one day and said he had to talk to her about something. Was this the proposal that Brigitte was so afraid of? of course her friend Amy was excited. Brigitte slept on it and decided she was ready to accept his proposal. But the news was that her boyfriend had finally gotten his own dig in Eygpt, because he was a pathologist, and he was leaving to Eygypt without her. Totally crushed of course Brigitte asked if she could come, he said no and that he wanted to end their 6 year long relationship. That he wasn’t ready to get married or have kids for that matter. So long story short, they ended it there. And in the very same week she lost her job at the college she was working at for 10 years. Brigitte felt that her life was a waste. She had no man, no job, and a boring ass book on Women’s rights that noone would want to read. She went to her mother’s house and her mother was working on an assignment of finding out about her ancestors. Brigitte took great interest in this and proceeded to go find out about them. Come to realize she had a Sioux Indian in her family and as well as Frenchmen. Wachiwi was a great fighting warrior for being….female. She rode horses better then any of the warriors in her village. And she was respected among many. When a fight occured in her village she was kidnapped by the Crows, another powerful tribe. They killed 2 of her brothers and the guy she liked. She was very ubhappy in The Crows’s tribe and she attempted to escape many times but failed, the leader of the tribe desperately wanted to marry her and wanted hjer to have his children. When Wachiwi would go to the river for swims she would run into a white man named John whom she fell in love with and eventually helped her escape the crows. They finally embarked on a journey to go to Paris since John’s family in New Orleans did not want nothing to do with Wachiwi because she was a savage and would never fit in with their kind. So John decided to take her to Paris where she can learn the language and the ways of his people. As they embarked on their journey to Paris on a ship he taught her french everyday and taught how to act accordingly. Unfortuantely John became very ill and died on the way to Paris. Very close to Paris I may add, there John’s brother Tristan was waiting on his brother’s arrival with his wife in tow. Tristan didn’t expect to find out that his brother had died on his journey to Paris. He also didn’t expect for his brother’s wife to be…Indian. Anyhow, Tristan still took her in regardless of how the woman who took care of his children frowned upon it. Tristan grew very accustomed to Wachiwi and eventually she taught him how to ride and his son. They became very close and eventually started to fall in love. Communicating was becoming very easy because of what John had taught Wachiwi. So, they had kids and lived a fullfilling life. After that, battles starting to occur near there homeland and once again Wachiwi proved her bravery by fighting near her husband’s side. They unfortunately died of age in the end. Back to Brigitte, she was in Paris when she found this all out. Of course, a professor she met there helped her out and eventually they fell in love and got together. Despite her giving him the go around.She eventually took a job in Paris for a year and started a new book on Wachiwi. I for one found this book to be very interesting. I didn’t even expect for Steel to even write something like this because it’s something different then she normally writes about. but, it was pleseant. I enjoyed this historical Fiction a lot and I am now interested in learning more of the Native American history.