Hunting Badger Summary
A major theme in Hunting Badger is the inadequacy of modern technology and urban law enforcement in the face of Western geography and Western social realities.
Tracking murderous casino robbers across Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado means covering eighty-five million acres of sparsely populated, high-elevation, dry canyon land.
The FBI officials are nonplused at their own ineffectuality, even with a full force of agents assisted by Navajo and Apache tribal officers, the Border Patrol, four kinds of state police officers, county sheriffs, and twenty other kinds of law enforcement officers.
Leaphorn, however, notes that there are enough canyons in that territory to swallow up ten thousand policemen. Tribal officers joke that FBI does not stand for "full-blooded Indian" and that FBI urbanites cannot tell the difference between a gully, an arroyo, a wash, a cut, or a creek, so tracking men who can just will not work. If...
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The Hunting Badger Study Pack contains about 17 pages of study material in 4 products, including:
Hunting Badger Short Guide
Tony Hillerman Biographies (3)
3,214 words, approx. 11 pages
Tony Hillerman "created the American Indian policier," according to critic Herbert Mitgang in the New York Times. Hillerman also "breaks out of the detective genre," as Daniel K. Muhlestein noted in t...
6,243 words, approx. 21 pages
I tend to have two sorts of fans, Tony Hillerman observed in a 1986 interview with Sue Bernell and Michaela Karni: One kind are the mystery readers, who care more about plot. The oth...
4,416 words, approx. 15 pages
Tony Hillerman grew up during the Depression in the small, farming community of Sacred Heart, in Potawatomie, Oklahoma. His father's farm came without indoor plumbing, tractor, or electricity. The nea...