Black Eagle Child: The Facepaint Narratives

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University of Iowa Press, Mar 1, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 281 pages
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A candid, poetic account of childhood and young manhood through the eyes of a Native American, this vivid narrative is destined to become a central moral text for our time. Through the persona of Edgar Bearchild—a member of the Black Eagle Child Settlement—Ray A. Young Bear takes readers on an unforgettable “journey of words” as he documents grief and anguish countered by an abundance of humor, pride, and insight.

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BLACK EAGLE CHILD: The Facepaint Narratives

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Fascinating and accomplished memoirs in which a Mesquakie poet blends myth, fact, and the unvarnished recollections of a young Native American. Edgar Bearchild, the author's alter-ego in this ... Read full review

Black Eagle Child: the Facepaint narratives

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This wonderful volume of stories, told in both prose and poetry, floats between memoir and fiction, history and storytelling. To tell his story, Young Bear creates a fictional counterpart to Iowa's ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

 Poet, novelist, and performing artist Ray Young Bear is a tribal member of the Meskwaki Nation of central Iowa. He is the author of Winter of the SalamanderThe Invisible Musician,Black Eagle Child: The Facepaint Narratives (Iowa, 1992), and Remnants of the First Earth.

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