The Donald L. Ensenbach Collection

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A fictional tale of the footsteps of a legendary bent-backed, flute playing, Casanova and trader of the Southwest, whose features were among those left as rock art on the walls of caves and canyons by prehistoric artists. The rock art is known as petroglyphs and pictographs.

Kokopelli: Dream Catchers of an Ancient is the first book of fictional history of a planned six book series called Whispers from the Past which describes the development and population shifts of humanity from the 7th through the 15th centuries in the Western Americas.

Shadows Through a Spirit Window

Looking from the overlook to which a wolf had led her over ten summers past, Little Star and her mate Gray Eagle gazed at the valley, lake, and village of Besh ba Lakado, their home since then. After her mother, White Moon, and spirit father, Kokopelli, walked the path to the happy hunting grounds, they were leaving to become traveling traders.

This adventure would lead them to face dangerous animals, meet friends of Kokopelli, start a family, train animals to help them, and add a partner. They would find new lives, where they would follow, lead, learn, teach, and live through the challenges offered by the “Great One.”

The locations described in this book can be visited by the reader. Besh ba Lakado, the village in which Little Star and Gray Eagle lived, is actually known a Tonto National Monument above Roosevelt Lake. Green Stone is the village of Peridot, Besh ba Gowah is the archaeological park in Globe, and Large House is now known as the Casa Grange National Monument in Coolidge. All of the above are in Arizona.

Whispering Winds Remember

Whispering Winds Remember is the third book in a trilogy depicting the lives of the native people who lived in the 7th century throughout the Southwest, written as a sequel to Kokopelli: Dream Catchers of an Ancient and Shadows Through a Spirit Window. The story follows the fictitious daughter of Kokopelli, widowed, the mother of twins, one of which was picked up by an eagle and carried away to become the legendary Eagle Boy, in the service of the “Great One.” The locations described and written about in this series are city, National, or state parks, and may be visited in Arizona and New Mexico.

When the Spirits Move: A Native American Creation Story

The creation story has been written by many people who lived from the beginning of time by their oral stories told through generations becoming legends and myths, as many were unbelievable, and almost all, unsubstantiated. Then too, there were always storytellers who provided entertainment with stories they had heard from other storytellers or made up on their own. Some were told as lessons passed on to children, some were stories made up while under the influence of peyote, the drug of the Native American, and there were those that had been passed on through generations of the clan or family. Yes, legends and myths give us a peek at the past through eyes, hearts and minds of many long-ago lives lived, but not recorded. Enjoy the stories I have assembled from legends and myths, and some stories a storyteller like me made up.

Men of Metal and Crosses

This is a story of the European sailors, soldiers and priests who conquered the Americas. The native people living on this land had never seen the terrible weapons brought by these foreigners—horses, cannons, crossbows, muskets and hardened-steel swords along with a new religion brought by priests who spoke of humility rather than human sacrifices.

From the four voyages of Christopher Columbus to the army of Cortes marching into the lands of Montezuma and Mexico. From the search for the seven cities of Cibola to the march of de Anza from Mexico to San Francisco.

This is real history!


What others are saying about The Donald L. Ensenbach Collection

“Exceptional Story Telling. This journey through the folk lore about the travels and life journey of Kokopelli gives meaning and depth to much of the early Native American understanding and respect for all of nature. It's story captures the imagination and gives a sense of meaning to several areas of the desert southwest. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to read about the lore of Kokopelli.”

    – Happy Campers, 5 Star Amazon Review


“A wonderfully written story about the ancient trader of the U.S. southwest area, Kokopelli. I thoroughly enjoyed Don's descriptive story about the travels of this very popular ancient character of the Arizona desert. The story begins when Kokopelli was a child through his wanderings from village to village from the coast to the mountains to the valleys to the desert. The timeline expands from his youth to old age and covers all the native peoples he makes friends with along the way. I highly recommend Don's book. I could not put it down until I finished his story. I can't wait for the next book in the historical series of the native peoples of southwest United States.”

    – Nancianne, 5 Star Amazon Review


“The story of Kokopelli continues through his daughter Little Star and marks another chapter in the fabled story. An excellent second book in the series!!”

    – Happy Campers, 5 Star Amazon Review


“Excellent. Have read all books. And got them autographed even. Very. Good.”

    – Sandy Smith, 5 Star Amazon Review