The Book of the American Indian

Hamlin Garland

Curatore: Keith Newlin
Anno: 2005
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 286 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 203 x 135 mm
Peso: 363 gr.
  • EAN: 9780803271210
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A Hopi child is torn from his parents and sent off to boarding school; white settlers encroach on the Cheyenne reservation, and the Cheyenne vow to fight to the death rather than give up their land; Howling Wolf witnesses the brutal murder of his brother and, when he protests, is in turn brutalized; after Sitting Bull's triumph over Custer's forces, he vows to fight to the death rather than submit to the white invaders. In these and other stories written from 1890-1905, Hamlin Garland sought to capture his vision of the spirit of the Native American Indian in transition. Based on ten years of visits to reservations in the American West, these stories are of interest for readers today in part because they illustrate a sincere and well-intentioned white reformer coming to understand a culture radically at odds with his own-and discovering in the process that his own culture is less "advanced" than he had supposed.