Arizona rock formation known as “The Holy Family” ©Author Adventures

New Yorker James Willard Schultz traveled to Greer, Arizona, where he married a Native American (Blackfeet tribe), raised their son and wrote adventure books, such as My Life as an Indian, which sold more than a million copies.

His son, Lone Wolf, became America’s first Native American oil painter to sell his works on a large scale. Many notable people purchased his paintings, such as dukes and the wives of two United States presidents. The Schultz family’s “Butterfly Lodge,” built in 1913, is in a forest just outside of Greer. For visitor information, see

Take a look at a free e-book, Blackfeet Tales of Glacier National Park, available through on the author’s page. And here is another e-book: Gold Cache, courtesy of the Heritage History website (

Read more about James Willard Schultz through our Montana page.

This is the final stop on our Arizona Trail!

Patricia Smart