In the nonfiction work, Pretty Shields, Medicine Woman, Pretty Shields speaks of her concerns for the Crow Nation. After the buffalo disappeared she says that the spirit of the Crow died, too. There was no longer herds to follow, so their nomadic way of living was gone. The men, she says, took to loving alcohol too much and became lazy. She is afraid that the goverment took too much and will never make it right. She sees the ways of her people disappearing from the face of the Earth and it makes her sad.