Killer of Enemies

By Tribal Indian Journal of American Indian Higher Education

Abenaki author Joseph Bruchac is a masterful storyteller. His young adult, speculative fiction novel Killer of Enemies affirms this with an imaginative saga set in the not-so-distant future. Lozen is named after her ancestor, “the warrior woman of the Chiricahuas,” who used her “mystical powers to find enemies” during the Apache resistance to Mexico and the U.S. during the 19th century. The two women are rich in similarities, creating a novel that both honors Apache tradition and articulates how Native lifeways will always be indispensable.

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