Dakota half-breed Hannah Hops Along lives on the edge. She lives on the prairie's edge between the Badlands and the reservation. She lives at the edge of contemporary culture, fiercely protecting the ancient traditions of her tribe. And leapfrogging the edge of the new century, she jumps head long into the distant future that most will not know for decades.
Able to share mind space with the planet earth, Hannah finds herself exploring foreign territory. Though first tantalized by her adventure, she later loses her connection to home and fights for her life. Garnering her inner resources, Hannah must regain wholeness of mind, body and spirit in order to embrace life on earth anew.
"To me, Ike West is a seer. She has a firm grasp of mysticism and presents a magical worldview in which things unfold naturally, and complex ideas become vividly clear. With loving patience, Ike leads people wishing to move from a life that is unaware and somnolent to a truly sacred space."
-From Susan Smit's "Wijze vrouwen" (Wise Women, NL, 2003), a work of journalistic renown that includes interviews with Ike West, Isabel Allende, Xaviera Hollander, Jane Goodall, Isabella Rosselini, Queen Noor of Jordan and others.