Choteau Creek: A Sioux Reminiscence

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U of Nebraska Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 179 pages
"There is a quiet beauty to this book".-New York Times Book Review. "A quiet, loving memoir".-Washington Post Book World. "This book is a treasure. It exudes authenticity. . . . [and] fills a tremendous void in the literature of contemporary reservation life". -American Indian Culture and Research Journal. "A compelling memoir . . . dollar-poor but spirit rich. . . . His strong sense of home and of his own spiritual awakening are striking".-Publishers Weekly. "Tender but honest-a memorable family portrait in which the everyday merges with distinctive elements of a Sioux heritage, with the delicate innocence of youth fully retained".-Kirkus Reviews. "Joseph Iron Eye Dudley writes very much from the heart. . . . The story's power is its illustrations of a lifestyle much different from that of most Americans, but one that still exists on many reservations".-Western Historical Quarterly. "A testament to the living legacy of oral narrative".-Bloomsbury Review. "A classic endeavor . . . must reading for anyone interested in learning about American Indian family life".-American Indian Religions. In 1943, when he was three years old, Joseph Iron Eye Dudley went to live with his grandparents on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. He is a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, an ordained United Methodist minister, and president of Cook College in Tempe, Arizona.

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A warm, poignant evocation by Methodist minister Dudley of a childhood spent on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, secure in the home of his grandparents, from whom he received a legacy of love as well as ... Read full review

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Choteau Creek runs through the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. A three-room house near its banks was the home of William and Bessie Bourissau, American Indians who were raising their young ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Joseph Iron Eye Dudley (Iron Eye is his ancestral family name, which he has reclaimed) is a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe and an ordained United Methodist minister. He frequently lectures and gives workshops on topics such as racism, intercultural relations, and Native American spirituality.

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