The Hiawatha: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jun 3, 2000 - Fiction - 320 pages
4 Reviews
Recently widowed, and encouraged by government relocation schemes to move Native Americans off their reservations, Betty takes her four young children from their Ojibwe roots to make a new life in Minneapolis. Her younger son Lester finds romance on the soon-to-be-demolished train, The Hiawatha, while his older brother Simon takes a dangerous job scaling skyscrapers. Their fates collide, and result in a tale of crime, punishment, and redemption.

An elegy to the American dream, and to the sometimes tragic experience of the Native Americans who helped to build it, The Hiawatha is a powerful novel that confirms David Treuer's status as a young writer of rare talent.
  

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User Review  - Greg Olson - Goodreads

This is a complex, well written novel. Set in the years following the termination period of 1950s American Indian policy, when thousands of Native Americans left reservations in northern Minnesota to ... Read full review

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User Review  - GAMMY - Goodreads

Enjoying this novel based in an American Indian neighborhood in Minneapolis by local writer Treuer. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
21
Section 3
31
Section 4
52
Section 5
62
Section 6
101
Section 7
112
Section 8
122
Section 16
227
Section 17
236
Section 18
239
Section 19
249
Section 20
257
Section 21
261
Section 22
273
Section 23
279

Section 9
136
Section 10
144
Section 11
151
Section 12
164
Section 13
167
Section 14
187
Section 15
207
Section 24
285
Section 25
295
Section 26
299
Section 27
302
Section 28
308
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About the author (2000)

David Treuer grew up on an Ojibwe reservation in Northern Minnesota. A graduate of Princeton University, he lives in Bemidji, Minnesota

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