In Tim Tingle’s tender and luminous new novel, House of Purple Cedar, a Choctaw family in 1896 Oklahoma faces threats both to their birthrights and their lives when their small town becomes the target of big-boom railroad interests and white supremacy. Tingle’s skills as a trained oral story-teller and his Native American background converge to shape the terrors and the transcendent spirit with which Rose, the child narrator, navigates the past, as she resurrects her grandparents and her ...
It was a legendary Frenchwoman who first led Benita Eisler back across the Atlantic to discover her own fellow American, the frontier artist and portraitist George Catlin. While researching her biography of novelist George Sand, Eisler came across Sand's descriptions of what was then the first Wild West show ever to tour England and Europe, organized and promoted by Catlin, and the result of his work with Plains tribes individuals. Sand's admiration for the American Indian performers who ...
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