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The Way to Rainy Mountain

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

N. Scott Moaday shows his insight on both the history and person

N. Scott Moaday shows his insight on both the history and personal beleifs of the land and people in this authentic and moving book. This book takes us through the experiences of the authors Kiowa ancestors. It begins with Montana are inhabitants and ends with a sad sur...
N. Scott Moaday shows his insight on both the history and personal beleifs of the land and people in this authentic and moving book. This book takes us through the experiences of the authors Kiowa ancestors. It begins with Montana are inhabitants and ends with a sad surrender to the United States Cavalry. Eventually, the tribes and villages end up settleing be Rainy Mountain which is lokated in Oklahoma. Some major themes that inhabit this book are the aspect of nature and survival. Nature plays a huge role in the beleifs and morals of the Kiowas and also helped the reader understand the religion of the people. Survival can be seen throughout the book whether it be winter blizzards or "hot tornadic winds" (pg. 5) the people of Kiowa had to find shelter, food, and even different kinds of transportation at times. Nature Played a big role in the belief system and daily lives of the Kiowans. Gods of the sun and moon were present in their spiritual world. Without the roaming buffaloe and weather patterns the Kiowans would not have been able to survive.
This is a great book for higher level readers. Though it is a short read it is not an easy read. Certain sections about the Kiowa's life are a bit complex if the reader does not understand what is going on in the passages before. If this is a book that you liked I would recommend the book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. If you think that this book ay be too complex for you I would also recomend Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe because though it is a longer novel, it is an easier overal concept to understand. I would give this book and overall rating of 4 out of five because of its graet story line and insight on theses people's lifes but the complex story line is a bit much to take in sometimes. Overall great book though!!!

posted by Anonymous on September 9, 2012

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Not an English version!

Downloaded this so that I could understand what some of my students are reading. Fortunately, it was a free version; unfortunately, it was in French and I couldn't read it :-(.

posted by voraciousreader65 on March 26, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    N. Scott Moaday shows his insight on both the history and person

    N. Scott Moaday shows his insight on both the history and personal beleifs of the land and people in this authentic and moving book. This book takes us through the experiences of the authors Kiowa ancestors. It begins with Montana are inhabitants and ends with a sad surrender to the United States Cavalry. Eventually, the tribes and villages end up settleing be Rainy Mountain which is lokated in Oklahoma. Some major themes that inhabit this book are the aspect of nature and survival. Nature plays a huge role in the beleifs and morals of the Kiowas and also helped the reader understand the religion of the people. Survival can be seen throughout the book whether it be winter blizzards or "hot tornadic winds" (pg. 5) the people of Kiowa had to find shelter, food, and even different kinds of transportation at times. Nature Played a big role in the belief system and daily lives of the Kiowans. Gods of the sun and moon were present in their spiritual world. Without the roaming buffaloe and weather patterns the Kiowans would not have been able to survive.
    This is a great book for higher level readers. Though it is a short read it is not an easy read. Certain sections about the Kiowa's life are a bit complex if the reader does not understand what is going on in the passages before. If this is a book that you liked I would recommend the book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. If you think that this book ay be too complex for you I would also recomend Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe because though it is a longer novel, it is an easier overal concept to understand. I would give this book and overall rating of 4 out of five because of its graet story line and insight on theses people's lifes but the complex story line is a bit much to take in sometimes. Overall great book though!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

    Not an English version!

    Downloaded this so that I could understand what some of my students are reading. Fortunately, it was a free version; unfortunately, it was in French and I couldn't read it :-(.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2001

    Imagining Home

    Momaday shows in the sparse beauty of his prose how he imagined himself into the land. He found home by way of stories -- legend, history, and personal reflection -- of the Kiowa people in the land. The Way to Rainy Mountain is an empowering book that tells the reader, 'here, this is the way you can find home.'

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    NOOK DAFIED ( Nothing in Life is Really FREE ! )

    Down loaded this book for a summer reading requirement, but it is Auf Deutsch !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    Mistystar

    Waits.(post!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Not as shown

    Not momaday's book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Edenheart

    Hello Mysterystar!

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Nightshade

    Hi

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    Posted November 19, 2011

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    Posted December 10, 2012

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