The Ordeal of Running Standing Author:Thomas Fall Running Standing is a Kiowa born too late to feel himself truly Indian. Cynically, he becomes Joe Standing and joins a group of conniving whites out to buy up the mineral rights to Indian lands. His wife follows another path; she teaches her people the skills necessary to compete in the white man's world. In the end, hunted and wounded and ou... more »tsmarted by the white man for the last time, Joe regains his identity on the old Kiowa Glory Road. "An old-fashioned, throat-tightening ending that is ... satisfying."