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The Resource Neither wolf nor dog : on forgotten roads with an Indian elder, Kent Nerburn

Neither wolf nor dog : on forgotten roads with an Indian elder, Kent Nerburn

Label
Neither wolf nor dog : on forgotten roads with an Indian elder
Title
Neither wolf nor dog
Title remainder
on forgotten roads with an Indian elder
Statement of responsibility
Kent Nerburn
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Acclaimed author Kent Nerburn creates an incisive character study of a Native American elder, against the unflinching backdrop of contemporary reservation life and the majestic spaces of the western Dakotas. Nerburn draws us deep into the world of this elder, identified only as Dan, as we journey to where the vast Dakota skies overtake us and the whisperings of the wind speak of ancestral voices. As this spellbinding story unfolds, Dan speaks eloquently on the power of silence, the difference between land and property, white people's urge to claim an Indian heritage, and the selling of sacred ceremonies. This is a story of fathers and sons, of the struggle for redemption after the loss of innocence, of distinct cultures on a common land. An unlikely cross between Jack Kerouac and Black Elk Speaks, Neither Wolf nor Dog is full of humor, pathos, and insight. It takes us past the myths and stereotypes to the heart of the Native American experience and in doing so reveals America in a way few of us ever see. After reading this book, you will never look at America or the American Indian in the same way again."--Publisher's website
Summary
Relates the story of the hardships and truths faced by Dan, a 78-year-old Lakota man
Award
Minnesota Book Award for Autobiography, Biography & Memoir, 1995.
Awards note
Minnesota Book Award, 1995
Biography type
individual biography
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202863
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Nerburn, Kent
Dewey number
  • 978.004/9752
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1915-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dan
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True
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  • Dan
  • Dan
  • Dakota Indians
  • Dakota Indians
  • Indian reservations
  • Dakota philosophy
  • Dakota Indians
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Dakota Indians
  • Dakota Indians
  • Dakota philosophy
Target audience
adult
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on forgotten roads with an Indian elder
Label
Neither wolf nor dog : on forgotten roads with an Indian elder, Kent Nerburn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First printing, August 1994; First revised printing, September 2002"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- An old man's request -- Burnt offerings -- Talking of the grandfathers -- One wily old Indian -- A land of dreams and phantasms -- Junk cars and buffalo carcasses -- Rooting for the cowboys -- Taking maize from Squanto -- Jumbo -- Ponytails and jewelry -- The selling of the sacred -- Welcome to our land -- Tatanka -- Seeing with both eyes -- Shiny soup -- The stranger -- Leaders and rulers -- Drunk on Jesus -- Pushing -- Revelations -- Half-breed -- The song of history -- Storm -- Paha Sapa -- Wounded Knee -- The promise
Control code
1898784
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First revised printing.
Extent
xiii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781577312338
Lccn
2002026300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781577312338
  • (OCoLC)50090066
Label
Neither wolf nor dog : on forgotten roads with an Indian elder, Kent Nerburn
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First printing, August 1994; First revised printing, September 2002"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- An old man's request -- Burnt offerings -- Talking of the grandfathers -- One wily old Indian -- A land of dreams and phantasms -- Junk cars and buffalo carcasses -- Rooting for the cowboys -- Taking maize from Squanto -- Jumbo -- Ponytails and jewelry -- The selling of the sacred -- Welcome to our land -- Tatanka -- Seeing with both eyes -- Shiny soup -- The stranger -- Leaders and rulers -- Drunk on Jesus -- Pushing -- Revelations -- Half-breed -- The song of history -- Storm -- Paha Sapa -- Wounded Knee -- The promise
Control code
1898784
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First revised printing.
Extent
xiii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781577312338
Lccn
2002026300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781577312338
  • (OCoLC)50090066

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