Bloodlines: Odyssey of a Native Daughter

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Random House, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 187 pages
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A collection of essays--on writing, American Indian reservation life, being a woman, and family--by a distinguished writer and member of the Coeur d'Alene tribe. In haunting prose, Hale interweaves her own experiences with striking portraits of relatives into a rich tapestry of history, storytelling, and remembrance. The Jailing of Cecelia Capture.

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In this collection of bittersweet autobiographical essays, Hale reveals and examines her often conflicting experiences as the daughter of a Native American father and mixed-blood mother, a single ... Read full review

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I respect this author for her honesty in sharing about her life as Indian American. Janet 's life was difficult for a variety of reasons, many of which, IMO, we're directly related to the challenges caused by how Indians were treated. This book was a real eye - opener for me because Hale shares her emotional history of her life at the same time giving us the details of historical events for three generations of her family's past and also the history of events for several Indian tribes in the Northwest. Does Hale sound angry? Possibly, but under the circumstances supporting the history of her life, I feel anger is entirely reasonable.  

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Janet Campbell Hale is also the author of"Bloodlines", winner of the American Book Award. She is a member of the Coeur d'Alene tribe of northern Idaho.

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