END OF THE RIVER by Desmond Holdridge

END OF THE RIVER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

South American saga of an Indian in contact with various phases of current day ideologies. The impacts of civilization have produced on a ""wild Indian"" a bewilderment which carries him into a succession of disasters. He has escaped the vengeance of his chieftain and taken refuge with an American prospector, he is instrumental in breaking the reign of a diabolical overseer, he is embroiled in Green Shirt problems, he is forced to flee to a fishing village and to lose his land to the government -- and eventually, convinced that rule by the leaders of the people is preferable to domination by chieftains, he meets death. A symbolic story, convincingly told.

Pub Date: March 28th, 1940
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace