Monday, January 28, 2013

Growing Up Native American: An Anthology -edited by Patricia Riley 333 pages

"Stories of oppression and survival, of heritage denied and reclaimed — twenty-two American writers recall childhood in their native land.  These pieces (most previously published) about coming of age as an Indian in North America by such well-known writers as Leslie Silko, N. Scott Momaday, Louise Erdrich and Ignatia Broker. The material is diverse, ranging from a 19th-century account of a boy's first buffalo hunt to modern-day memoirs of childhoods scarred by poverty, racism and abuse. The collection contains fiction and nonfiction from the U.S. and Canada, reflecting the invisibility of these national borders to indigenous Americans."


MN Native chapters include:

-excerpt from Waterlilly by Ella Cara Deloria (Dakota/Sioux)
-excerpt from Night Flying Woman  by Ignatia Broker (Ojibwe)
-excerpt from Black Elk Speaks  (Oglala Lakota/Sioux)  and more!

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