Lauren Greasewater's War
By Stephen Hirst
A ruined shelter, a Native American woman and the force of the US government: the gunpowder that ignited Lauren Greasewater’s War.
The story traces a Havasupai woman’s quest from the streets of New York to the canyons of the Southwest, ﬁnding her way back to her birthplace to reinvent herself as Lauren Greasewater. Caught between two worlds, she turns a cultural misunderstanding into an armed conflict.
Steve Hirst and his wife Lois served with the first contingent of Peace Corps volunteers to Liberia, West Africa. Following Liberia, they lived in Italy, where Steve studied international relations and Lois worked as a librarian. Then Steve left the fast lane to begin a lifelong relationship with the Havasupai people of the Grand Canyon. During the 11 years that Steve and his wife lived in the canyon, their daughter Alexa was born and the Havasupai asked the Hirsts to research and document the case for winning back ancestral land. Steve's award-winning book I Am the Grand Canyon, his e-novel Lauren Greasewater's War, and the historic enlargement of the Havasupai Reservation were the outcome of that work.
Steve and his wife now volunteer as interpretive rangers for the US Forest Service in Flagstaff and continue their friendship and work with the Havasupai people. http://www.stephenmhirst.com/SteveHirst/About_Me.html