Black Eagle Child: The Facepaint Narratives

Black Eagle Child: The Facepaint Narratives

by Ray A. Young Bear


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A classic of Native American literature, Black Eagle Child uses a rich mix of verse, prose narrative, and letters to tell Edgar Bearchild's journey to adulthood. Although the backdrop of much of Young Bear's novel may be familiar — the conflicts over race, drugs, Vietnam and others that gripped America in the fifties, sixties, and seventies — Bearchild recounts his coming-of-age story from a distinct vantage point, as a member of the Mesquakie nation. From his childhood delight in Jell-O to his induction into the faith of his elders, Bearchild's journey is a uniquely American one.

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ISBN-13: 9780802134288
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 12/06/1996
Series: Singular Lives: The Iowa Series in North
Pages: 261
Sales rank: 914,364
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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