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Bleed into Me University of Nebraska Press
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We stare at each other because we don't know which tribe and then nod at the last possible instant. Standard procedure. You pick it up the first time a white friend leads you across a room just to stand you up by another Indian arrange you like furniture like you should have something to say to each other.As one character after another tells it in these stories much that happens to them does so because "I'm an Indian." And as Stephen Graham Jones tells it in one remarkable story after another the life of an Indian in modern America is as rich in irony as it is in tradition. A noted Blackfeet writer Jones offers a nuanced and often biting look at the lives of Native peoples from the inside. A young Indian mans journey to discover America results in an unsettling understanding of relations between whites and Natives in the twenty-first century a relationship still fueled by mistrust stereotypes and almost casual violence. A character waterproofs his boots with transmission fluid; another steals into Glacier National Park to hunt. One man uses watermelon to draw flies off poached deer; another in a modern twist on the captivity narrative kidnaps a white girl in a pickup truck; and a son bleeds into the father carrying him home.Rife with arresting and poignant images fleeting and daring in presentation weighty and provocative in their messages these stories demonstrate the power of one of the most compelling writers in Native North America today.
Pretty-Shield University of Nebraska Press
Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna
Pretty-shield, the legendary medicine woman of the Crows, remembered what life was like on the Plains when the buffalo were still plentiful. A powerful healer who was forceful, astute, and compassionate, Pretty-shield experienced many changes as her formerly mobile people were forced to come to terms with reservation life in the late nineteenth century. Pretty-shield told her story to Frank Linderman through an interpreter and using sign language. The lives, responsibilities, and aspirations of Crow women are vividly brought to life in these pages as Pretty-shield recounts her life on the Plains of long ago. She speaks of the simple games and dolls of an Indian childhood and the work of the girls and women - setting up the lodges, dressing the skins, picking berries, digging roots, and cooking. Through her eyes we come to understand courtship, marriage, childbirth and the care of babies, medicine-dreams, the care of the sick, and other facets of Crow womanhood. Alma Snell and Becky Matthews provide a new preface to this edition. Frank B. Linderman (1869-1938) lived closely with the Flatheads, Blackfeet, Crows, and other Native Americans of the northern Plains for many years. His books include "Plenty-coups: Chief of the Crows" and "The Montana Stories of Frank B. Linderman", both available in "Bison Books" editions. Alma Snell, the granddaughter of Pretty-shield, is the author of her own memoir, "Grandmother's Grandchild" (Nebraska 2000). Becky Matthews is the editor of Snell's memoir.
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