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Thunder in the Wind is an historical novel concerning the assimilation reservation Indians underwent in the late eighteen hundreds.  The first part of the work recounts how the Assiniboine, and one family in particular, deals with the technologically superior but patronizing and remote administrations overseeing their transition.  The second part follows the exploits of the main character as he tries to unite the Plains, Great Basin, and Southwestern tribes in revolt, not to defeat the whites, but to scare them so badly they would restore to the Indians the selfhood they had stolen.  Miskaw encounters the same trials Tecumseh experienced decades earlier as he united the tribes east of the Mississippi.  How Miskaw deals with all the challenges leads to an outcome that is anything but inevitable.


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Streetcar Sandwiches is a screenplay showing the efforts the owner of a sandwich shop in Uptown New Orleans undertakes to keep her business running. Not only does she have to deal with a menagerie of all types of employees, she has to comply with onerous and often conflicting regulations from several government bureaus. How she handles what turns into an ordeal threatens to change her naturally optimistic and pleasant personality. It leads directly to an outcome that could only have occurred in the Big Easy.