Gina D. B. Clemen
The Chumash are American Indians who live in California. When an unscrupulous property developer starts building new homes in Coyote Canyon, the Chumash become angry because the development is located on their ancient cemetery.
During the night of the Fourth of July celebrations, a mysterious American Indian warrior appears and a murder is committed. Suspicion falls immediately on the Chumash, but four young people: Michelle, Bill, Nick and Pam, investigate further and find that the truth is rather more complicated.