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Author Bunnell, David, author.

Title Good Friday on the Rez : a Pine Ridge odyssey / David Hugh Bunnell.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    970.3 Oglala BUN    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 22 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-271).
Contents Overture: Sandhills Sandwich Town -- Alliance: No dogs or Indians allowed -- Hay Springs: Why Crow Dog was set free -- Rushville: Wakan Tanka speaks to Sitting Bull -- Whiteclay -- Twelve thousand cans of beer on the wall -- Pine Ridge: Lakota Taco Truck -- Crazy Horse sign: No poetry for Tasunka Witko -- Wounded Knee: The baby was still alive -- Big Foot Trail: Chief Big Foot surrenders -- Kyle: Garden left unattended -- White Thunder Ranch: Keeper of the sacred arrows -- Bombing range: War bonnet of thorns -- Yellow Bear Canyon: Before the white man -- Return of the buffalo: Dancing with Jane Fonda -- Horse pasture: A five-thousand-acre Indian -- Gordon: Some white boys roughed him up -- Among the dog eaters: Racists convicting racists -- Finale: Death of a chief.
Summary David Bunnell introduces readers to the places and people that he 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. Bunnell also shares treasured memories of his time living on and teaching at the reservation, exposing the difficult life and experiences faced by the descendants of Crazy Horse, Red Cloud, and Sitting Bull while illuminating their courageous resiliency. During the violent 70s, he met Russell Means and smuggled food to radical Indians at Wounded Knee. Peppered with Vernell White Thunder's own 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.
Subject Bunnell, David -- Friends and associates.
White Thunder, Vernell.
Oglala Indians -- History.
Oglala Indians -- Biography.
Indians, Treatment of -- United States.
Indians of North America -- Social conditions.
Indians of North America -- Civilization.
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.) -- Biography.
Wounded Knee (S.D.) -- History -- Indian occupation, 1973 -- Personal narratives.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781250112538 (hardcover)
1250112532 (hardcover)

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