When Father Tosco agrees to meet with a group of Southern Paiute in order to close down an abandoned Catholic mission, he receives much more than he ever expected.
The good Father will soon conclude that this group is the last vestiges of a once-proud, fierce, and intelligent Native American tribe.
They are a tribe that—for all intents and purposes—had been lost to the annals of time and had gone virtually unrecorded throughout traditional American history.
As Father Tosco attempts to promote economic self-sufficiency within the tribe, a strange uneasiness suddenly reveals itself within the ranks of his own church leadership.
Father Tosco’s attempts to illustrate the depth and love of Christ to the tribe become increasingly thwarted by elements of local law enforcement agencies—eventually leading to a devastating attack on the unarmed tribesmen.
Now, amidst the richest and most powerful nation on earth, this small and simple tribe faces its greatest struggle—the right to live as a free people.
Will Father Tosco and the tribe surrender to those that wish to control them or…will history once again prove that the spirit of freedom cannot be suppressed by brute force or political appeasement?
“Author Paul PG delivers a poignant and deliberate look at the uncommon depth of love and compassion for our fellow man as seen through the eyes of Christ,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “The Baptist is as illustrative as it is illuminating—
Born and raised in Kerala, Southern India, the author’s interest in Native American history was kindled once he immigrated to the United States. After receiving his Master’s Degree at the University of San Francisco, and settling in the Bay Area with his wife and two sons, he set out to travel the country and research the Native American Indian reservations and settlements. The story of Native American nationalism was born out of a belief that the only true crime the native people of this land are guilty of, is that they were here before us.