Robin Whiteplume, author
The book is a compilation of the historical formation of the Sho-Rap firefighting crews of the Wind River Reservation. The information was gathered through contributions from archived materials, newspaper accounts, historical books, and from former Wind River forester Roy Montgomery along with passages from Karl Brauneis, retired Forest Service officer. The Sho-Rap story is more than just about firefighting but the struggles to adapt to a changing world around the Wind River Reservation. The nation’s native populations already had experience in the wildlands of America and their abilities with fire are well documented but the means to integrate them into firefighting world took some help.