Lawrence F. Lihosit’s Novelette
1964, Indian Bend Wash, Scottsdale, Arizona. Jack Colter recounts childhood adventures and mishaps in the company of his friends, a stew of Anglos, Yaqui, Papago and Pima Indians. They learn about each other and southwestern lore- eating jumping cactus, applying a sabila poultice and running a full court press while zig-zagging through puberty.
Many in their group of grade school peers live in a desert wash settlement that no longer exists, having been replaced with a storm drainage project. Very few even mention it. Yet, the group came together, despite differences, to form a championship team.