I'm not disagreeing with you at all. I am sure you are quite accurate in your knowledge and experience as you related. I didn't comment on your links because I haven't read them yet but I will, just because I am always interested in Native American material.
I am no expert on the life of Lynn Andrews. All I am saying is that her books are good and intriquing. The two I read so far anyway. And some people might be interested in this side of things, as people like Casteneda and Andrews relate.
I have no attachment to it one way or another. If one day I read Lynn Andrews' life had been uncovered as a complete fraud I would not care in the least. But still, her books are good! Thats the only point I wanted to make. I'm guessing most people who read them assume they are fiction even if they are not according to her.
Some people choose to write real accounts of their experiences as fiction even though its real because they can't expect anyone to believe them. Like Mutant Message Down Under, about the lady who goes off with Aboriginies for over a year or two, I can't remember how long exactly. I guess what I am trying to say is there is no point debating whether or not what Lynn Andrews is true or not. Only she, and God knows!