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The Invisible Tribe "What a Man Can't Know, the Eagle Sees

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"I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me." ~Author Ralph Ellison 1952

In his first novel, The Invisible Tribe, Adrian Roman embarks on a formidable quest, namely, writing socially responsible fiction in an America blind to the plight of its indigenous people.

My editor, Pat Wick offers this preview:

"The Invisible Tribe is a modern murder/mystery/thriller set in the Choctaw Nation. The people choose martial arts master John Wilkerson Tall Bear to lead their fight against systemic racism, governmental corruption and the sinister villain Steppenwolf. Elvis fans are left wondering, why? Rooted in Durant, Oklahoma, the battle extends from Talihina in the north to Dallas in the south and touches countless small towns in-between.

The action, political intrigue and surprising plot twists of the original have been streamlined for a more engaging read. Lively characters and realistic dialogue promote Native identity as a means to survive and thrive. As it champions Choctaw full bloods and their ancestors, The Invisible Tribe urges future generations to find worth in a more simple way of life."

You and your friends can send $20 to for an autographed copy!

"I had participated in an American Indian Ceremonial sweat last weekend and experienced a vision, so I thought. My vision was a strange one, if in fact that is what it was. In my vision, I saw an ancient Roman Solider and an American Indian Warrior riding on horseback side by side on a mountain top. I saw a herd of buffalo in a valley surrounded by lush woodlands. Leading the herd is a magnificent white buffalo. The Sacred White Buffalo is significant among American Indian culture. Were the two warriors on a buffalo hunt together? In my vision, I noticed red streaks down the flank of the White Buffalo. Had he been wounded? This would have been a tragedy for the birth of a white buffalo happens once in a lifetime. Then my vision faded away." ~John Wilkerson Tall Bear

Adrian RomanThe Invisible Tribe is a fictional book about how the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has ignored its people with substantial Indian blood. The Nation has turned its back on the Indian philosophy and ancient’s way of their people. Corruption and greed for money and how to accumulate great wealth is the order of the day. It tells about the tragic journey of a small group of full blood Choctaw Indians who began to feel discriminated against and are outcast within their own tribe. They began to unite in small Indian churches and form an underground movement to create a new full blood tribe. The mission of this organization Chahta Amoma Atokoli (Choctaw full bloods) is to get their new tribe federally recognized.

They select a leader; John Wilkerson Tall Bear and their journey begins. Thru events and murders of some of their members they march on the Choctaw Capital and take the Chief of the Choctaw hostage. Misdeeds are discovered and the current Chief of the Choctaw Nation falls from grace.

Through events he orchestrates Tall Bear along with a trusted friend and a pretty half Indian Senator name Rachel Jim, he becomes Chief of the Choctaws. The 200,000 member tribe is reduced to 20,000 members by installing a higher blood quantum requirement to become a member. He begins taking care of his people where the former Chief looked the other way. For the first time members began receiving dividends checks from the casino money.

Through ceremonial sweats, a mystical visitor from the past helps John Wilkerson Tall Bear begin to instill the ancient ways and honor back into the modern day tribe of Choctaw Indians.

The Colonel

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
~ Gandhi ~

"If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people."
~ James Thurber ~

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead ~

"When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble."
~ Buddha ~

"Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is--whether its victim is human or animal--we cannot expect things to be much better in this world... We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity."
~ Rachel Carson ~

January 27, 2005

The Colonel..pays us back!

The following story happened about four weeks ago. It is the wonderful tale of how an animal so loved it's owner, it would not stop till he had saved her life. This is the story of The Colonel, our Siberian rescue, and how he saved my wife's life. It is the story of how he said thank you!

A couple of years ago my wife and I were visiting family in Oklahoma. It was a cold evening when at about 10:30 in the evening we heard this "howling" on the front porch. We went out and saw this emaciated, cold, wet and injured animal. He was limping across our porch to the door.

No one recognized the animal. He was severely injured in his hind quarter and bleeding. We made him comfortable and warm, gave him some food, and stayed up with him for a while. The next day we took him to a Vet for X-rays. He had buck shot in his hind leg. Some rancher decided a .15 Cent bullet was worth his life. We spent several thousand dollars for multiple surgeries to get the lead out, and to stop the blood poisoning.

The Colonel..truly an amazing being...

While recuperating in Oklahoma, he broke into the chicken coupe on two occasions and wiped out the chickens. We named him "The Colonel".

He has gotten progressively better, and has become as close as our children. He follows my wife everywhere, without hesitation. Every day they walk these hills and mountains together.

We take our dogs with us many times, and sometimes just pack them into the truck so we can take them out. 4 weeks ago my wife decided to go to the post office, and at the last minute decided to take Colonel. He normally lays quietly in the back jumper seat, happy just to be going for a ride.

As she was driving home (with a Police Officer behind her) the Colonel started to make a fuss. He started to slap her head with his paws, then started to bite her hair. She was getting alarmed as this was not normal for him. Then he became frantic and jumped into the front seat and started spinning around in 360 degree spins.

She slammed on the brakes so hard she thought the Police car would rear-end her. All of a sudden an SUV whose brakes failed coming down a mountain, came shooting across the road at over 50 miles per hour, 2 feet in front of her truck.

If Colonel had not accomplished what he set out to stop the truck, She would have been broad-sided by the runaway SUV. She got out with the officer to aid the injured woman driver of the SUV. When she returned, Colonel was neatly and quietly tucked back up into the back seat. Quiet as a mouse. He even had a smile on his face.

I think he was pleased at having paid her back for saving his life…

Patrick Doyle

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