These nine one- and two-act plays speak collectively of the Native American experience with an intensity of language and feeling usually reserved for poetry. Set in tribal villages in Oklahoma and New Mexico, and in a mythic past that transcends time, the plays offer both a scorching vision of contemporary life and a powerful retelling of ancient myths. In Glancy's hands, the disturbing realities of poverty, racism, and a fragmented social fabric are redeemed by a living connection with a sacred past.
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Introduction by Kimberly Blaeser
The Truth Teller
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ARMS Baby Hare bull cabin Canaan CHANTS Cicero Clement comes Coyote Boy Coyote Girl Cree Cree's dance DANCERS daughter dreams Drum earth ELI'S father feel FENCE WIRE Furnas County Gallup GARAGE Genny Gertrude Glancy's HANDS head hear Henry Hersah HOLDS Holy Indian Woman Jack Jake James Jess K-Mart kitchen land leave listen live Lody Long Chalk LOOKS marry mey mey mey mosquito mother move Narrator Coyote night Old Chief Old Lincoln Peyto Pick play PORCH pow wow PULLS Quannah rabbit remember ride road rodeo Salazar Canyon Samonds SCENE Segwohi Sereh SITS Socorro Sometimes Spirit SPIRIT-DANCERS SQUASH PATCH STANDS stars stay stick horse stories supper Suzanne sweat lodge Sweet Grass Sweet Potato talk Taurus tell There's Thunder Thunder Hawk truck Virgene voice walk wedding Weebjob What's wife William window winter counts