Friday, September 5, 2014



By Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney

This review of 'SKINWALKERS MOON' is the second book of Ute author Randee Redwillow's Moonfire series about
Skinwalkers on the Ute Reservation in the 21st Century. I have as well reviewed Ms. Redwillow's first book: 'HIGH UINTAS MOON'. I have selected some excerpts from my first review of 'HIGH UINTAS MOON' to give a definitionof a skinwalker is and the role of what modern Indian Country law enforcement jurisdictions play in investigating and containing skinwalkers.

The simplest definition that I might give as having investigated skinwalkers for years is as follows: the ability to wear animal skins of North American wildlife such as Bear, Wolf, Coyote or Cougar as example, while still retaining the power of human mind and physical transform from a physical human being into the actually physical animal of whose skins they wear or the ability to create a three dimensional hologram of the physical animal.

Skinwalkers themselves are very much real human beings, who in many cases are negative Native doctors who have incredible paranormal,spiritual gifts and powers that are used to create chaos, mayhem, killing and murder. These individuals in some cases are actually are paid and retained for these deadly, evil skills and abilities to inflict on Native individuals, families or some cases entire Native communities.

Skinwalkers have always been among us here in Indian Country since the dawn of time. On the Colorado Plateau in the states of Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico there are over 100,000 known Meso-American sites of the pre-historic Publeo peoples with their awesome cities found in locations like Canyon de Chelly, Chaco, and Mesa Verde and through out the valleys and Mountains of the Southwest can be found numerous petroglyphs and pictograms in these ancient cities of skinwalker activities then and in some cases ceremonies that had been done in these cities of the Ancient Ones to contain and control skinwalker activities.

Through out Indian Country there are hundreds of killings, murders and homicides of Native people go unexplained and are not solved each year. However many Indian Country law-enforcement jurisdictions now believe that many of these crime scenes are due to skinwalker activities. As an example, the elite Navajo Nation Rangers have been trained professionally for some years now in both paranormal and spiritual investigations not only involving skinwalkers but Howlers, Bigfoot, the Dogman and other entities that may in effect be responsible for killings, murder and homicides that occur there on the Navajo Big Rez.

So with that backdrop, we come to RanDee RedWillow's novel: 'SKINWALKERS MOON', about skinwalkers on the Ute reservation& other locations in the Southwest in the 21st century. In her bone-chilling series of novels such a law-enforcement jurisdiction exists in the 21st century on the Ute reservation at Uinta and Ouray. The lead character is a young 19 year old Ute woman named Kai Moon, a gifted and talented student who graduated from high school at the age of 16 and completed her university and police academy in both criminology and law enforcement, as well had focused on Native America cultures and beliefs. Upon returning home to Fort Duchesene, Kai has been accepted and appointed as both a state and federal law enforcement agent and tribal cop on the Ute reservation.

In 'SKINWALKERS MOON', Kai Moon & Takoda Old Horse leave Utah to attend Federal Law School in New Mexico, they quickly find out that, they are not alone, Kasa and his pack of Skin Walkers are roaming, killing and taking hostages, which leads Kai & Takoda to Mesa Verde, Colorado. and back to Utah.

Kai and her elite team of Ute Moon Warriors must capture the skinwalkers who have been terrorizing the Ute Uinta-Ouray reservation & parts of the greater Southwest. When Kai Moon & Takoda Old Horse leave Utah to attend Federal Law School in New Mexico, they quickly find out that, they are not alone, Kasa and his pack of Skin Walkers are roaming, killing and taking hostages, which leads Kai & Takoda to Mesa Verde, Colorado. and back to Utah, before any more children are stolen or murdered.

The paranormal war against the Skinwalkers is waged across the entire Uinta-Ouray reservation, New Mexico and Mesa Verde, Colorado. Each skinwalker rampage is bloody, nothing less than a wholesale slaughter of killings and murders of victims more grim and violent than the one before those. Kai Moon and her husband to be Takoda Old Horse, the Moon Warriors and the Silent Ones wage a paranormal counter-offensive against the pack of Skinwalkers. The showdown at the Anasazi ruins of the Long House in Mesa Verde, Colorado is simply mind-blowing!

As mentioned in my first review of 'HIGH UINTAS MOON':" Ms. RedWillow in her novel is very highly detailed about traditional Ute ceremonies, prayer and other aspects of elder Holy Medicine men. Her narratives of these spiritual descriptions are inspiring, powerful and moving. She brings the very best of Indian Country to the reader. But as well her narratives and descriptions of the acts of violence, mutilation and vile acts against the victims is not pleasant to read but are vital and necessary to this masterfully crafted and spelling binding work she has created. "

And again the same maybe said for 'SKINWALKERS MOON' this volume is breath-taking, and at the same time will leave you breathless as you read this piece of literature! Ms. RedWillow has out done herself again in this exciting, action packed paranormal work. Ms. RedWillow's outstanding work in 'SKINWALKERS MOON' proves her to be one of Indian Country's most convincing & authentic writers. I truly believe anything she writes is worth reading and 'SKINWALKERS MOON' is no exception. She has proved a very strong & compelling case of the existence of skinwalkers in the 21st century in Indian Country.
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