This thoughtfully produced anthology presents fantasy stories on American Indian themes by both Indian and non-Indian authors, five of whom make their debuts here. ... Stories are grouped into four sections that parallel a river's course, from "Headwaters" to "Destinations"--an apt metaphor that traces the trajectory of the Native experience. With a fluidity like that of the river itself, the volume ultimately takes on a force all its own. Fantasy fans will readily warm to this entertaining work, as will the growing audience for books about the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
From Library Journal
Native American legends provide the basis for the 29 stories in this collection. Native American authors Owl Goingback, Debra White Plume, and others join anthology regulars such as Esther Friesner and Jane Yolen to present a tribute to the wealth of pre-Columbian history and lore.
Perhaps because the co-editors live there, many stories focus on the Cherokee and other Indians of the Southeast. The narratives are split between ancient and modern tales, with the modern ones generally being better. The best stories include:
Rob's rating: 7.5 of 10. Check it out if you're interested in Native-themed stories with a fantasy or sci-fi twist.