The Man who Killed the Deer

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Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, Jan 1, 1942 - Fiction - 266 pages
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The story of Martiniano, the man who killed the deer, is a timeless story of Pueblo Indian sin and redemption, and of the conflict between Indian and white laws; written with a poetically charged beauty of style, a purity of conception, and a thorough understanding of Indian values.

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User Review  - Claudia Putnam - Goodreads

Always a little dicey writing about Native Americans when you're not, but this is a classic all the same. Read full review

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User Review  - Jean - Goodreads

I really enjoyed the pacing and feel of this book. It swept me up and set me down in the southwest. For me, one of the most striking elements of the book were the council meetings held my the Pueblo ... Read full review


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Frank Waters, (19021995), is the finest chronicler, in both fiction and non-fiction, of the vast American Southwest. He writes out of long and close association with the American Indian and with the Spanish-American, and with deep understanding of their cultures.

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