Riding the Earthboy Forty

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Now with an introduction by James Tate, Riding the Earthboy 40 is the only volume of poetry written by James Weleh. The book's title refers to the forty acres Welch's father leased from the Earthboy family on the Gros Ventre Reservation. This land and the rougher terrain of the Blackfeet reservation some 150 miles west shaped Welch's worldview as a youth; its rawness resonates in the vitality of his elegant poetry, and his verse shows a great awareness of a moment in time, a place in nature, and the human being ...
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Now with an introduction by James Tate, Riding the Earthboy 40 is the only volume of poetry written by James Weleh. The book's title refers to the forty acres Welch's father leased from the Earthboy family on the Gros Ventre Reservation. This land and the rougher terrain of the Blackfeet reservation some 150 miles west shaped Welch's worldview as a youth; its rawness resonates in the vitality of his elegant poetry, and his verse shows a great awareness of a moment in time, a place in nature, and the human being in context. Deeply evoking the specific Native American experience in Montana, Welch's poems nonetheless speak profoundly to all readers.
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JAMES WELCH was born in Browning, Montana, in 1940. He is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe. He attended schools on the Blackfeet and Ft. Belknap Reservations, graduating from high school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1958. He received a B.A. from the University of Montana in 1965. He spent two years in the M.F.A. program in creative writing at the University of Montana, studying with the acclaimed poet Richard Hugo. In addition to Riding the Earthboy 40, his only collection of poems, James Welch has written four novels including Winter in the Blood, The Blood of Jim Loney, Fools Crow, and The Indian Lawyer. He has taught at the University of Washington and Cornell University. Among his many awards are the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction, an American Book Award and honorary doctorates from Rocky Mountain College and the University of Montana. His most recent book is a work of non-fiction about Plains Indians and the Battle of the Little Bighorn entitled Killing Custer which was published by Norton in 1994. Currently he is working on a novel about a Sioux Indian who went to Europe with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in 1889.
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Table of Contents

KNIVES
Magic Fox
Verifying the Dead
Song for the Season
Dreaming Winter
Toward Dawn
Blue Like Death
Crystal
Picnic Weather
Directions to the Nomad
Gesture Down to Guatemala
Life Support System
The World’s Only Corn Palace
Arizona Highways
Night Hawk
Trestles by the Blackfoot

THE RENEGADE WANTS WORDS
In My First Hard Springtime
Christmas Comes to Moccasin Flat
In My Lifetime
Spring for All Seasons
There Are Silent Legends
Harlem, Montana: Just Off the Reservation
Riding the Earthboy 40
Going to Remake This World
Plea to Those Who Matter
The Man from Washington
Blackfeet, Blood and Piegan Hunters
The Last Priest Didn’t Even Say Goodbye
D-Y Bar
The Only Bar in Dixon
Thanksgiving at Snake Butte
The Renegade Wants Words

DAY AFTER CHASING PORCUPINES
Day After Chasing Porcupines
Surviving
Snow Country Weavers
Visit
Dancing Man
Birth on Range 18
The Wrath of Lester Lame Bull
There Is a Right Way
Getting Things Straight
The Versatile Historian

THE DAY THE CHILDREN TOOK OVER
The Day the Children Took Over
Call to Arms
Two for the Festival
You Gone, the King Dead
Day to Make Up Incompletes
Counting Clouds
Grandma’s Man
Gravely
Grandfather at the Rest Home
Legends Like This
Lady in a Distant Face
Never Give a Bum an Even Break

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