The Sea of Grass: A Family Tale from the American Heartland

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This historical fiction novel is inspired by real people and events that were shaped by the land, animals, and plants of the Central Plains and by the long sweep of Indigenous history in the grasslands. Major events are presented from a Pawnee perspective to capture the outlook of the Echo-Hawk ancestors. The oral tradition from ten generations of Echo-Hawk's family tell the stories of the spiritual side of Native life, and give voice to the rich culture and cosmology of the Pawnee Nation.

Fulcrum Publishing: 2018 | Paperback: 350 pages


About the Author

Author, attorney and legal scholar Walter Echo-Hawk ( is a Pawnee Indian who practices law in Oklahoma. He was the inaugural “Walter R. Echo-Hawk Distinguished Visiting Scholar” at the Lewis & Clark Law School for 2015. He authored In The Light Of Justice: The Rise of Human Rights in Native America and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2013); In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided (2010); and Battlefields and Burial Grounds (1994).


"The whole book is lyrical like a long song, both good, bad , happy, sad and insightful. Many things I never heard or knew before about the Pawnee. The Echo Hawk family is one talked of good as they have always been examples. People to emulate in decency, perseverance, traditional ways of their people, activism, the arts and all facets needed to both go ahead and remember and hold onto the past."
—Kathleen Robertson
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