This book chronicles the extraordinary life of twentieth-century performing artist Molly Spotted Elk. Born on the Penobscot reservation in Maine, Molly attained success at an early age--performing vaudeville in New York & dancing for royalty & mingling with the literary elite in Europe. In Paris, she fell into a passionate love affair with a French journalist & eventually married him. In 1940, the German occupation of France forced Molly to leave her husband, & with her young daughter, fled the country on foot over the Pyrenees Mountains. What happens to this family, & then to Molly's career, turns her tale from triumph into tragedy. Written with a lyrical quality that evokes Molly's artfulness, her account will be a valuable addition to Native & Women's Studies as well as to entertainment history. All will be inspired by Molly's courageous struggle to reach across the cultural divide & define her identity through life & art.McBride, Bunny is the author of 'Molly Spotted Elk' with ISBN 9780806127569 and ISBN 0806127562.