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Growing Up Native American (1995)

Growing Up Native American (1995)
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0380724170 (ISBN13: 9780380724178)
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Growing Up Native American (1995)
Growing Up Native American (1995)

About book: Through the rubble of the questions left open by our history books comes a collection of 22 personal accounts from Native writers, both famous and not so famous, of what it was like to grow up “Native American”. These are tales about boarding school, family life, conflict of traditions, life, death, children, growing up, and letting go. These are stories by the people for the people. These are the tales passed down from generations of storytellers. These are the true stories.Growing Up Native American is a collection of personal essays, broken down into four parts: the nineteenth and twentieth century make up two parts, while the other two are divided into moving forward by using the lessons of ages past and life in the Native educational system, whether that be at home with parents or away at boarding school.Many of these accounts are truly awakening. “The Middle Five: Indian Schoolboys of the Omaha Tribe” by Francis La Flesche, for example, is as touching and beautiful as it is sorrowful and unfortunate. These stories will make you think. They will invoke familiar emotions and not so familiar ones. These stories will teach you, inspire you, captivate you, and stay with you for quite a while.Contributors include Black Elk, Louise Erdrich, Linda Hogan, N. Scott Momaday, and Simon Ortiz.Growing Up Native American is not just a book for natives, but for those of us who are inspired by their teachings. This is a book for people who love storytelling and tradition and a book for those of us who can appreciate the importance of culture and history.Read more at:
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