This series is so character driven and it’s wonderful. Cash Blackbear is so strong and self sufficient, yet is naive and sheltered at the same time. She’s suffering from ptsd from being separated from her family at a young age (an unfortunate truth as to what happened to many Native American kids) and from living in abusive foster homes. She has a close relationship with Wheaton, the sheriff, who encouraged her to go to college. Cash is more then academically qualified but she is socially unsure since she’s been on her own for so long. To top it off, her long lost brother finds her and there are missing blond girls as the mystery. This is such a promising series.— Audrey H.
Her name is Renee Blackbear, but what most people call the nineteen-year-old Ojibwe woman is Cash.
She lived all her life in Fargo, sister city to Minnesota's Moorhead, just downriver from the Cities. She has one friend, the sheriff Wheaton. He pulled her from her mother's wrecked car when she was three. Since then, Cash navigated through foster homes, and at thirteen was working farms, driving truck. Wheaton wants her to take hold of her life, signs her up for college. She gets an education there at Moorhead State all right: sees that people talk a lot but mostly about nothing, not like the men in the fields she's known all her life who hold the rich topsoil in their hands, talk fertilizer and weather and prices on the Grain Exchange. In between classes and hauling beets, drinking beer, and shooting pool, a man who claims he's her brother shows up, and she begins to dream the Cities and blonde Scandinavian girls calling for help.