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The Resource The heartsong of Charging Elk : a novel, James Welch

The heartsong of Charging Elk : a novel, James Welch

Label
The heartsong of Charging Elk : a novel
Title
The heartsong of Charging Elk
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
James Welch
Title variation
  • Charging Elk's heartsong
  • Heart song of Charging Elk
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Inspired by actual historical fact, James Welch's The Heartsong of Charging Elk tells the story of an Oglala Sioux who travels the extraordinary geographical and cultural distance from tribal life in the Black Hills of South Dakota to existence on the streets of Marseille. As a young boy, Charging Elk witnessed his people's massacre of Custer's Seventh Cavalry at Little Big Horn, followed by years of futile fighting and wandering until the Sioux were finally lured to the Pine Ridge reservation. But he prefers life in the Stronghold, living by his wits and skills in the old way." "Ironically, it is Charging Elk's horsemanship and independent air that cause Buffalo Bill to recruit him for his Wild West Show, which travels across "the big water" to create a sensation in the capitals of Europe. Charging Elk and his Sioux companions are living a life touched by fame and marked by previously unthinkable experiences - until he falls ill in Marseille and, through a bureaucratic mix-up, is left behind in a hospital while the show travels on. Scared, disoriented, Charging Elk escapes - only to fall into a series of events, including a love affair with a prostitute and a shocking murder, that will change his life utterly beyond his imagination."--Jacket
Summary
Charging Elk, an Oglala Sioux, is recruited by Buffalo Bill Cody to join his Wild West show, which creates a sensation in Europe, until he is left behind--because of illness and a bureaucratic mix-up--in the unfamiliar world of Marseilles
Storyline
Character
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061506
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-2003
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Welch, James
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Oglala Indians
  • Americans
  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
  • Marseille (France)
  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West Company
  • Americans
  • Oglala Indians
  • France
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
The heartsong of Charging Elk : a novel, James Welch
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43114197
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9780385496742
Lccn
99058875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)43114197
Label
The heartsong of Charging Elk : a novel, James Welch
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43114197
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9780385496742
Lccn
99058875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)43114197

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