Nirumbee - The Little People and the Great Migration
Tanner Walker is a boy eager to please his cowboy grandfather when he comes for a visit the summer of his seventeenth birthday. Smokey teaches the boy how to ride and gather cows. He also passes on the knowledge and responsibility of caring for the Little People to the next generation. Nirumbee is the Crow word for the Little People. The white man considered them Indian folklore until the winter of 1934 when two miners blasted open a cave in the Pedro Mountains near Casper Wyoming. Inside they discovered a mummy of one of these people, thus showing that the legends of Arapaho, Shoshone, Crow, Sioux and many other native bands might not be myths, but factual. Evidence of The Little People have been found from Utah to arctic Canada and across the Pacific Ocean to Indonesia.