Having spent over 30 years teaching English at the high school and college levels, William Higbie has studied the Cheyenne culture extensively. He was awarded a Geraldine Dodge Foundation grant to explore the tribe’s traditions while living with a Cheyenne host family on their Montana Reservation. He has contributed historical and ethnological articles to several national publications and wrote a young reader’s novel, A Circle of Power (Eagle’s View,1991). He is a NRA certified black powder instructor and a member of the Western Writers of America. He is also a historical re-enactor known as Cap’n Billy.