The Sacred Alarm Clock
John T. Biggs
White man’s power runs through copper wires. When the wire is cut, their clocks all stop, Geronimo whispers to Wylie E. Chatto, a mentally challenged young Apache man. Soon, Chatto smells rosemary—the scent of complicated things, of trouble brewing on an electric stove.
Electricity is the first to go. Then gasoline. Then law and order.
For the tribes of Oklahoma, the collapse of civilization meant things were finally getting back to normal.
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Everything John T. Biggs writes is full of Oklahoma. You’ll never get the red dirt stains washed out of your mind. John reworks traditional Native American legends and sets them in the modern era, the way oral historians always intended.