This sequel to Spin A Silver Dollar (1945) continues the story of Beatien Yazz, (Little No Shirt), a young Navaho artist...

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Point of Wind

This sequel to Spin A Silver Dollar (1945) continues the story of Beatien Yazz, (Little No Shirt), a young Navaho artist working near the trading post of Wide Ruins in the Arizona desert. Befriended by the Lippincotts, a couple who run the post, Yazz, or Jimmy Toddy as he is known to them, returns from the second World War to paint in an environment half strange, half natural to an Indian boy who has seen the world and yet wants to paint the moods and feelings of his own people. In spite of the title, this story is a sympathetic account of the customs and often unrewarding way of life of reservation Indians. Only 17 when he returns from the war and bewildered by the success of his paintings, Jimmy Toddy struggles to find a place among his people who look upon him as strange and different, and at the same time he continues to develop his art. Unable to accept the customs of his new wife's family who follow the old traditions, he finally goes on to paint alone near his old home..... Jimmy Toddy never emerges as more than a type, but for those interested in life on a reservation today this story offers an understanding account.

Pub Date: Oct. 5, 1958

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Viking

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1958