Cherokee, Chippewa, Sioux, Navaho, Modoc . . . voices of Native Americans in stories uniquely their own Each of these authors writes of what he or she knows best, of what is in their blood: the traditions of their cultures and the wounds of their hearts. From bestselling authors such as Louise Erdrich and N. Scott Momaday, to new voices such as Diane Glancy and Gloria Bird, the result is a brilliant anthology resonant with feeling and color, as distinctive as the rhythms of a stomp dance, as enduring as stories passed from generation to generation with love. Editor Craig Lesley vividly captures the struggle of Native Americans who hope to preserve the wisdom of their anscestors in the face of a white world. Their writing reverberates with a sense of place, generational family loyalty, with the poverty and despair of the present, the power of old beliefs and the resiliency of a yet proud people.… (more)
I like my stories to speak about lives that are usually not found in American literature. I believe this speaking gives something back to the people whose lives have given me the energy and the need to write our stories. --Linda Hogan
For Kathryn Ann Stavrakis and our daughters, Elena and Kira.
Two young men were out snagging one afternoon.
Your grandfather didn't marry me for my homecooking. I thought you always knew that.