A Face in the Rock: The Tale Of A Grand Island Chippewa

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Island Press, Jun 1, 1995 - Nature - 160 pages
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The Harvard historian of science Loren R. Graham has written a richly entertaining story of the Grand Island Chippewa Indians, one combining extensive oral histories, original documents and his own well-informed musings to fill in the gaps.... Mr. Graham has a firm grasp of narrative storytelling and a deep understanding of the customs and mythology of this tribe." -The New York Times Book Review "Loren Graham's steady vision and painstaking research result in a fascinating and poignant story. A Face in the Rock is very true, very touching." -Louise Erdrich, author of The Blue Jay's Dance and The Bingo Palace
 

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A fascinating recount of a time lost forever. Graham's capture of the life, pleasures and challenges of a group of American Chippewa Indians living in a microcosm isolated on Grand Island in Lake ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
The Idyllic Life
11
From Peace to War
23
The Battle of the Cavern
34
A Song for the Dead
47
A Partridge for PearlWhisper
52
Hunger
57
From Culture to Commodities
62
Cunning versus War
85
Shooting the Totem
89
Shining the Light
92
Spreading the Gospel
102
Returning to Trout Bay
107
Decline and Renewal
124
Sources
139
Acknowledgments
149

Spreading the Legend
66
Creating Hiawatha
77
Settling the Island
82

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Loren Graham is a historian of science who holds a joint appointment in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University and the Science, Technology, and Society Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is author of numerous books, including The Ghost of the Executed Engineer, which was chosen one of the New York Times "Notable Books of the Year" in 1993.

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