HARLAN HAGUE. The People. Five Star Publishing. 215 pages; hardcover, $25.95, e-book, $3.19,

An imaginative retelling of the response of the united western tribes to the American expansion into their lands. The confederation of The People is led by the Beothuk who migrated from their ancient homeland in Newfoundland and settled among the Lakota. It also is a star-crossed love story between an army lieutenant and an Indian girl who is better educated than her soldier lover. Alternate history with a touch of sci-fi.