Alicia Karen Elkins is an Irish/Cherokee half-breed. She is a former sergeant of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, where she served in an all-male unit in a combat position. Karen has served as state commander for AllVets in multiple states and is an activist for veterans' rights and benefits.

Karen is a native hillbilly of the Appalachian foothills in northeast Alabama. She is Cherokee proud and has been honored as a warrior among her people. She is a follower of Native American beliefs and practices and an activist for Native American rights.

She spends her time reading, writing, listening to music, dancing, watching movies and doing crafts. She is extremely eccentric, reclusive and a loner by nature, although she does hope to eventually settle into a comfy domestic role with her entire world wrapped around the elusive Mr. Right.

Reviews by Alicia include:


Bad Livers
Horses in the Mines

Kevin Patrick Baiko
Fool's Gold

Bembeya Jazz

Peter "Wyoming" Bender
Canyon Drums: An Exploration of Native Drumming

Emile Benoit
Vive La Rose

Pictures of You: Round Dance Songs

Black Whistle Singers
Remembering Friends

Bluegrass Diamonds
Les Souvenirs de Mon Enfance

Chief Jimmy Bruneau School Drummers
Drum Dance Music of the Dogrib

Burning Sky
Spirits in the Wind

Doug Cameron

Eric Casillas
Creation Chant

Don Chaffer & Waterdeep
Whole 'Nother Deal

Lori Chaffer
1 Beginning

Cherokee National Children's Choir, with Rita Coolidge
Voices of the Creator's Children

Cherokee National Youth Choir
Building One Fire
Comfort & Joy
Precious Memories

Robert Tree Cody & Rob Wallace, with Will Clipman
White Buffalo

Judy Collins

Rita Coolidge, Laura Satterfield & Priscilla Coolidge

David Corter
Didgeridoo Mania II: Goin' Walkabout

David Cortopassi
Embrace Destiny

Coyote Zen
Medicine Dog

Doina Timisului
Romanian Tradition

El Grupo Santa Clara
Angelitos Navidenos

Steven B. Eulberg
Dulcimer-Friendly Worship, Vol. II

Joseph Fire Crow
Cheyenne Nation

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
Flight of the Cosmic Hippo

Mara Freeman
Celtic Tales of Birds & Beasts

Alice Gomez, with Madalyn Blanchett & Marilyn Rife
Obsidian Butterfly
While the Eagle Sleeps: Night Songs & Lullabies of the Native American Flute


Michael Gore & Lynn Ahrens

Heart of a Gypsy

Gu-Achi Fiddlers
Old Time O'odham Fiddle Music

High Noon
Songs for Our People: Original Pow Wow Songs

William Horncloud
Traditional Lakota Songs

Karsh Kale

Peter Kater
Red Moon

Mamani Keita & Marc Minelli
Electro Bamako

Kiowa Dance Group Singers
Traditional Kiowa Songs

Howard Lyons
Spirit Walk

Gerardo Maza
Grain of Sand

Jeremiah McLane & Ruthie Dornfeld

Method Actor with Eva Cassidy

Dave Miller
Demons & Devils: Wicked Tunes from the Doomed
Vampire's Lair: Blood Thirsty Beats for Halloween

Michael Paul Miller

R. Carlos Nakai
Spirit Horses: Concerto for Native American Flute & Chamber Orchestra

Navajo Singer: The Music of Ed Lee Natay

Northern Cree & Friends
Round Dance Songs Recorded Live

Passing Through
Just Passin' Thru

The Pogues
Waiting For Herb

Porcupine Singers
Traditional Lakota Songs

Doc Powell
97th & Columbus

Raga Nova

Sex & Violins

Red Road Crossing
Native American Chants & Dances

Reggae Cowboys
Stone Ranger

Konrad Rhee
Night Flight - A Separate Reality

Tell Me Mister

Rich Ryan & Kat Del Rio
Sol Feather

DJ Cheb i Sabbah
As Far As: A DJ Mix

The Scoldees
Nightcap World

Joanne Shenandoah
Peace & Power: The Best of Joanne Shenandoah

Elmo Shropshire
Dr. Elmo Sings the Boos

Michael Shull
Appalachian Sunday: Old Time Gospel Instrumentals
Come Into His Presence
Swingin' the Gospel

Steinke & Hausler
Yellowstone Winds

Michael Stearns & Ron Sunsinger
Singing Stones

Paul Taylor
Cooee: Songs & Stories from Down Under, with Don Spencer

Jeffrey Thompson & Pat Moffitt
Brainwave Symphony: Orchestrate Your State of Mind

The Tootosis Family
The Drums of Poundmaker: Cree Pow-Wow Songs

various artists
Apache: Traditional Apache Songs
Arabian Travels 2
Celtic Christmas: A Windham Hill Sampler
Hearts, Hands & Hides: A Shamanic Journey into Native Drumming of the Americas
Holiday Yule Log
Honor: A Benefit for the Honor the Earth Campaign
Hopi Butterfly
Native Music of Northwest Mexico: Tarahumara, Warihio & Mayo
Native Worlds: Tribal Meetings, Cultural World Music of the Americas
Navidad Gozosa: Voces Del Milenio
Norman Rockwell: A Tenor's Christmas
Northern Exposure
Peyote Ceremonial Songs
Pow-Wow! Southern Style Pow-Wow Songs
Pueblo Songs from San Juan, New Mexico
Sacred Dance: Pow-Wows of the Native American Indians
The Sounds of Nova Scotia, Vol. 2
Tidings of Joy: An Eversound Holiday Celebration
Tohono O'odham: Traditional Tohono O'odham Songs
Traditional Music from Warm Springs
Traditional Navajo Songs
Traditional Voices: Historic Recordings of Traditional Native American Music
Tribal Meetings: Native American & Andean Flute Music
Utes: Traditional Ute Songs
World of Gypsies, Vol. III
Yaqui Ritual & Festive Music

Gerald Veasley

"King" Naat Veliov & the Original Kocani Orkestar
Gypsy Follies

Ken Waldman
Burnt Down House
Music Party

TerryLee Whetstone
Good Medicine
Kairos: The Past, Present & Future

Dan Whiteley
Highway Home

Randy Wood
Round Dance the Night Away

Sylvia Woods
The Harp of Brandiswhiere: A Suite for Celtic Harp

Young Bird
Only the Strong Survive

Mary Youngblood
Beneath the Raven Moon

Young Grey Horse Society
Songs of the Blackfeet

Georghe Zampir & Friends
Folksongs from Rumania

Jean Afton, David Fridtjof & Andrew E. Masich
Cheyenne Dog Soldiers: A Ledgerbook History of Coups & Combat

Diane Ahlquist
Moon Spells: How to Use the Phases of the Moon to Get What You Want

J. Robert Alley
Raincoast Sasquatch: The Bigfoot/Sasquatch Records of Southeast Alaska, Coastal British Columbia & Northwest Washington from Puget Sound to Yakutat

Stephen E. Ambrose
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

William L. Anderson, editor
Cherokee Removal: Before & After

Lynn Andrews
Spirit Woman: The Teachings of the Shields

Kelley Armstrong
Stolen: Women of the Otherworld, Book II

Tom Bahti
Southwestern Indian Tribes

Everette Bell
The Mourning Edge of Iron

Phil Bellfy
Indians & Other Misnomers: A Cross-Referenced Dictionary of the People, Persons & Places of Native North America

Jules B. Billard, editor
The World of the American Indian

D.L. Birchfield
How Choctaws Invented Civilization & Why Choctaws Will Conquer the World

James Bonwick
Irish Druids & Old Irish Religions

Angela Bourke
The Burning of Bridget Cleary

Ciaran Brady, editor
The Encyclopedia of Ireland

Alan Brown
Ghost Hunters of the South

Joseph Bruchac
Heroes & Heroines, Monsters & Magic: Native American Legends & Folktales
The Native American Sweat Lodge: History & Legends

Diana Brueton
The Moon: Myth, Magic & Fact

Dawn Baumann Brunke
Animal Voices: Telepathic Communication in the Web of Life

Raymond Buckland
The Witch Book: The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Wicca & Neo-paganism

David Carson
Crossing into Medicine Country: A Journey in Native American Healing

Pete S. Catches Sr.
Oceti Wakan (Sacred Fireplace): Life & Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man

Ella E. Clark
Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest

Judd Cole
Cheyenne #1: Arrow Keeper

Christopher K. Coleman
Dixie Spirits: True Tales of the Strange & Supernatural in the South
Ghosts & Haunts of the Civil War

Loren L. Coleman
Battletech/MechWarrior: A Call to Arms

Harold Courlander
People of the Short Blue Corn: Tales & Legends of the Hopi Indians

Mary Crow Dog, with Richard Erdoes
Lakota Woman

Matthew J. Culligan & Peter Cherici
The Wandering Irish in Europe: Their Influence from the Dark Ages to Modern Times

Elaine Cunningham
Forgotten Realms: Starlight & Shadows 3: Windwalker

Scott Cunningham
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs

Jeremiah Curtin
Irish Fairy Tales

Ellen Datlow, editor
A Whisper of Blood

H.R. Ellis Davidson
Gods & Myths of Northern Europe

Julie Ann Dawson, editor
Legendary Horrors: A Collection of Modern & Classic Horror

Jaime de Angulo
Indian Tales: Indian Folklore, Rituals, Hunting Adventures, Allegories, Tall Tales, Blessings & Curses

John Dear, editor
Mohandas Gandhi: Essential Writings

Philip J. Deloria
Playing Indian

Vine Deloria Jr.
God is Red: A Native View of Religion
Singing for a Spirit: A Portrait of the Dakota Sioux

Raymond J. DeMallie & Douglas R. Parks, editors
Sioux Indian Religion: Tradition & Innovation

Hugh A. Dempsey
Charcoal's World: The True Story of a Canadian Indian's Last Stand
Red Crow: Warrior Chief

S.M.W. Dunnit, editor
Irish Lore & Legends

Gerina Dunwich
A Witch's Guide to Ghosts & the Supernatural

Loring Emery
The Machine: A Science Fiction Novel
Pig Jump: A Historical Novel

Richard Erdoes & Alfonso Ortiz, editors
American Indian Myths & Legends

Sasha Fenton & Jonathan Dee
Moon Signs: Reveal Your Inner Feelings & Discover Your Future

Jay C. Fikes
Reuben Snake, Your Humble Serpent: Indian Visionary & Activist

Jude Fisher
Fool's Gold #2: Wild Magic

Gary L. Fogelman
Glass Trade Beads of the Northeast

Arlene Gaal
In Search of Ogopogo: Sacred Creature of the Okanagan Waters

Antonio R. Garcez
American Indian Ghost Stories of the Southwest

J.T. Garrett
The Cherokee Herbal: Native Plant Medicine from the Four Directions
Meditations With the Cherokee: Prayers, Songs & Stories of Healing & Harmony

Michael Garrett
Walking on the Wind: Cherokee Teachings for Healing through Harmony & Balance

Doris Shannon Garst
The Picture Story & Biography of Red Cloud

Doug George-Kanentiio
Iroquois Culture & Commentary

Kurt R.A. Giambastiani
Shadow of the Storm

Jerome A. Greene
Nez Perce Summer 1877: The U.S. Army & the Nee-Me-Poo Crisis

Rosemary Ellen Guiley
The Encyclopedia of Ghosts & Spirits
The Encyclopedia of Witches & Witchcraft

Aubrey L. Haines
An Elusive Victory: The Battle of the Big Hole

Peter Haining, editor
Great Irish Tales of Horror: A Treasury of Fear

Susan Hazen-Hammond
Spider Woman's Web: Traditional Native American Tales About Women's Power

Barb & J.C. Hendee

Frank Herbert
Soul Catcher

Kirkpatrick Hill
Minuk: Ashes in the Pathway

Tony Hillerman
The Boy Who Made Dragonfly

George P. Horse Capture & Emil Her Many Horses, editors
A Song for the Horse Nation: Horses in Native American Culture

James H. Howard
Shawnee! The Ceremonialism of a Native American Tribe & Its Cultural Background

Walter Ihlefield
Banshee Rising
Controlled Conclusion

Lee Irwin, editor
Native American Spirituality

Deborah Davis Jackson
Our Elders Lived It: American Indian Identity in the City

Harish Johari & Vatsala Sperling
How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head

Michael Jordan
Encyclopedia of Gods: Over 2,500 Deities of the World

M.K. Keegan
Enduring Culture: A Century of Photography of the Southwest Indians

John A. Kinch
A Journey for All Seasons: A Cross-Country Celebration of the Natural World

Woody Kipp
Viet Cong at Wounded Knee: The Trail of a Blackfeet Activist

Sirona Knight
Celtic Traditions: Druids, Faeries & Wiccan Rituals

Grover S. Krantz
Bigfoot Sasquatch: Evidence

Theodora Kroeber
The Inland Whale: Nine Stories Retold from California Indian Legends

Bobby Lake-Thom
Call of the Great Spirit: The Shamanic Life & Teachings of Medicine Grizzly Bear

Louis L'Amour
The Haunted Mesa

Claude Lecouteux
Witches, Werewolves & Fairies: Shapeshifters & Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages

Ocha'ni Lele
The Diloggun: The Orishas, Proverbs, Sacrifices & Prohibitions of Cuban Santeria

Bob Levin
The Pirates & the Mouse: Disney's War Against the Counterculture

Margot Liberty
A Northern Cheyenne Album

Jacqueline Lichtenberg
Those of My Blood

Hallie N. Love & Bonnie Larson
Watakame's Journey: The Story of the Great Flood & the New World

Johanna R.M. Lyback
Indian Legends

Carol K. Mack & Dinah Mack
A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels & Other Subversive Spirits

Joy Mannette, editor
Elusive Justice: Beyond the Marshall Inquiry

John Marco
The Devil's Armor

Malcolm Margolin, editor
The Way We Lived: California Indian Reminiscences, Stories & Songs

John Matthews
The Green Man: Spirit of Nature

James A. Maxwell, editor
America's Fascinating Indian Heritage

Raymond T. McNally & Radu Florescu
In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula & Vampires

Edain McCoy
A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk

Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Coyote Healing: Miracles in Native Medicine

J. Gordon Melton
The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead

J.R. Miller
Lethal Legacy: Current Native Controversies in Canada

James Mooney
Myths of the Cherokee

Nan Moss, with David Corbin
Weather Shamanism: Harmonizing Our Connection with the Elements

Christopher L. Murphy
Meet the Sasquatch, with John Green & Thomas Steenburg

R. Carlos Nakai & James Demars
The Art of the Native American Flute

Scott Nicholson
The Red Church

Henry Niese
The Man Who Knew the Medicine: The Teachings of Bill Eagle Feather

Michael Norman & Beth Scott
Haunted America

Alfonso Ortiz, editor
New Perspectives on the Pueblos

Robert Painter
The Native American Indian Artist Directory

Devdutt Pattanaik
Indian Mythology: Tales, Symbols & Rituals from the Heart of the Subcontinent

Daniel N. Paul
We Were Not the Savages: Collision between European & Native American Civilizations

Catherine Peek, editor
A Treasury of North American Folktales

Stephen L. Pevar
The Rights of Indians & Tribes: The Authoritative ACLU Guide to Indian & Tribal Rights

Teresa Pijoan
White Wolf Woman & Other Native American Transformation Myths

Daniel Pinchbeck
2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl

Thom Powell
The Locals: A Contemporary Investigation of the Bigfoot/Sasquatch Phenomenon

William K. Powers
Oglala Religion

Susan Purdy & Cass R. Sandak
North American Indians: A Civilization Project Book

Edwin & Mona A. Radford
Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Joseph Rael
Being & Vibration

Nancy Red Star
Legends of the Star Ancestors: Stories of Extraterrestrial Contact from Wisdomkeepers Around the World

Lori Reid
Moon Blessings: Drawing Inspiration & Power from the Moon

Hope Ryden
America's Last Wild Horses

Jon Saboe
The Days of Peleg

Joe S. Sando
Pueblo Nations: Eight Centuries of Pueblo Indian History
Pueblo Profiles: Cultural Identity through Centuries of Change

Joe S. Sando & Herman Agoyo, editors
Po'Pay: Leader of the First American Revolution

Leo Sawicki
Anytime Stories
Anywhere Stories

George F. Scheer, editor
Cherokee Animal Tales

S.E. Schlosser
Spooky New England: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings & Other Local Lore

Rick Shelley
Spec Ops Squad: Sucker Punch

Joanne Shenandoah & Douglas M. George
Skywoman: Legends of the Iroquois

Vandana Shiva
Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature & Knowledge

Charles E. Skoller
Twisted Confessions: The True Story Behind the Kitty Genovese & Barbara Kralik Murder Trials

Huston Smith & Reuben Snake, editors
One Nation Under God: The Triumph of the Native American Church

Ralph Lee Smith, with Madeline MacNeil
Folk Songs of Old Kentucky

Christopher Snyder
The World of King Arthur

Eddie Stack
The West, with Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill

John Stands in Timber & Margot Liberty
Cheyenne Memories

Brad Steiger
The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings

Omer C. Stewart
Peyote Religion: A History

Daniel C. Swan
Peyote Religious Art: Symbols of Faith & Belief

Tom Swift
Chief Bender's Burden: The Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star

C.J. Taylor
All the Stars in the Sky: Native Stories from the Heavens
Bones in the Basket: Native stories of the origin of people
The Ghost & Lone Warrior
How We Saw the World: Nine Native stories of the way things began
The Secret of the White Buffalo: An Oglala Legend

John Upton Terrell
American Indian Almanac

James Alexander Thom
Panther in the Sky

Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder Speaks: A Message for Turtle Island

James Treat, editor
Native & Christian: Indigenous Voices on Religious Identity in the United States & Canada

Jack Tresidder
Symbols & Their Meanings: The Illustrated Guide To More Than 1,000 Symbols, Their Traditional & Contemporary Significance

John Van Balen
Great Plains Indian Illustration Index

Bertrand N.O. Walker (Hen-Toh)
Tales of the Bark Lodges

Paul Wallace
White Roots of Peace: The Iroquois Book of Life

Donald Ward
The People: A Historical Guide to the First Nations of Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba

Frank Waters
Masked Gods: Navaho & Pueblo Ceremonialism

TerryLee Whetstone
Good Medicine Book
Kairos: The Past, Present & Future

Ruth Holmes Whitehead
Tracking Doctor Lonecloud: Showman to Legend Keeper

C. Keith Wilbur
Woodland Indians: An Illustrated Account of the Lifestyles of America's First Inhabitants

Francis T. Perry Williams
Pollen & the Ring of Harmony

Bill Yenne & Susan Garratt
North American Indians

Maria Yraceburu
Legends & Prophecies of the Quero Apache: Tales for Healing & Renewal

Old Indian Legends

All I Want for Christmas

Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy To Hitler's Eagle's Nest

Billy Jack

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Call Me Claus

Christmas in Connecticut

A Christmas Memory

Christmas Present

The Christmas Wife

Cruel Intentions

Dances With Wolves

Dangerous Liasions

Daughters of Satan

Dragonheart: A New Beginning

Edward Scissorhands

Enemy at the Gates

The Field

Geronimo: An American Legend



The Indian in the Cupboard

Interview with the Vampire

In the Name of the Father

The Lair of the White Worm

The Legend of the Lone Ranger

The Mark of Zorro (1920)

The Mark Of Zorro (1940)

Miss Lettie & Me

Mr. St. Nick

Mrs. Santa Claus

Ms. Scrooge

Must Be Santa

The Name of the Rose

The Night They Saved Christmas

Once Bitten

Once Upon a Christmas

One Christmas



Prancer Returns

Proof of Life

Prospero's Books

Queen of the Damned


Remains of the Day

Santa Jr.

A Season for Miracles

Sense & Sensibility


The Sign of Zorro

Silent Night

Special Delivery

Star in the Night

10 Things I Hate About You

Time Bandits


Tremors 2: Aftershocks

Tremors 3: Back to Perfection




Zorro the Gay Blade