Good Friday on the Rez

Good Friday on the Rez

A Pine Ridge Odyssey

eBook - 2017
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" Good Friday on the Rez introduces readers to places and people that author, writer, and entrepreneur David Bunnell encounters during his one day, 280-mile road trip from his boyhood Nebraska hometown to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to visit his longtime friend, Vernell White Thunder, a full-blooded Oglala Lakota, descendant of a long line of prominent chiefs and medicine men. This captivating narrative is part memoir and part history. Bunnell shares treasured memories of his time living on and teaching at the reservation. Sometimes raw and sometimes uplifting, Bunnell looks back to expose the difficult life and experiences faced by the descendants of Crazy Horse, Red Cloud, and Sitting Bull while also illuminating their courageous resiliency. Substantive and at times disturbing, Bunnell reflects back to his time on the rez during the violent 70s when he smuggled food to radical Indians at Wounded Knee. Peppered with Vernell White Thunder's spellbinding stories of growing up in a one-room log house with his medicine man grandfather, Bunnell begs the reader to join in on the poignant conversations about present-day Native Americans. Good Friday on the Rez is a dramatic page-turner, an incredible true story that tracks the torment and miraculous resurrection of Native American pride, spirituality, and culture -- how things got to be the way they are, where they are going, and why we should care. "-- Provided by publisher.
A mix of memoir and recent Native American history is told through a car trip around the Pine Ridge Reservation where the author lived during and after the siege at Wounded Knee, tracking the torment and resurrection of the Native American people.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250112545
1250112540
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 271 pages) : color illustrations
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks

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