A powerful and poignant novel tracing the lives of seven generations of Anishinaabe (O)bwe/Chippewa).'...an impressive fiction debut....skillfully intertwines social history. oral myth and character study...." Publishers Weekly.A powerful and poignant novel tracing the lives of seven generations of Anishinaabe (O)bwe/Chippewa).'...an impressive fiction debut....skillfully intertwines social history. oral myth and character study...." Publishers Weekly.Read Less
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Fine in Near Fine jacket. Fiction. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. This book is in fine condition and has not been opened. The dust jacket is in near fine condition, is not price clipped, and is in new clear protective covering. 2nd printing.
Very Good/Very Good. 0896582787 Hardcover, with dust jacket, in Very Good / Very Good condition, no stamps or writing, jacket has a little scuffing and is curled up along the edge, no tears, book itself looks nice, Based on a tragic history and presenting a hopeful vision of the future, Last Standing Woman, a powerful and poignant first novel tracing the lives of seven generations of Anishinaabe (Ojibwe/Chippewa), is now available in paperback! Beginning in the 1860s, the story chronicles a Native American Indian reservation and its people's struggle to restore their culture. Battling alcoholism, sexual abuse, and fighting to regain their land, the characters are living heroes breathing with hope and vision. Winona LaDuke, of the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota, is an internationally renowned Native American Indian activist. She was one of Ms. Magazine's "Women of the Year" for 1997, and was the recipient of the Women's Actions for New Directions (WAND) award in 1998. She has been profiled in People, Sierra, E, Minnesota Monthly, and Utne Reader magazines and was selected by Time magazine as one of the "50 For the Future: America's most promising leaders age 40 and under." She was Ralph Nader's vice-presidential candidate on the Green Party ticket in the 1996 presidential election. From the Anishinaabe nation (Ojibwe/Chippewa), Winona lives on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota.
Very Good. 0896582787 Signed 2nd printing, Voyageur Press hardcover w/ DJ, 1997. Book is VG+, w/ clean text, binding tight enough to suggest it may be unread. DJ is VG, w/ light edge/shelf wear. Signed & inscribed by author on title page. Free delivery confirmation.
Beautiful and empowering stories about Native Amercan people pre and post colonialsm.
Oct 20, 2010
The Best Read Ever
I am a huge fan of Charles Dickens--how he integrates social justice with powerful epic narratives populated with superb characters, drawn with uncanny details in behavior suggesting volumes in unwritten subtext.
Enter Winona LaDuke stage left (from Ashland, OR to White Earth, MN) with her first novel. I'd say she embodies the Dickensian spirit, except that would be a lie to the sublimity of her articulation of her Ojibwe heritage. I mean Dickens' heritage is English, and to suggest Winona is his heir would be blasphemous. Racist even.
This first novel is, in my opinion, the best novel from a writer in the United States in the 20th Century. Unflinching, riveting, sly, sexy, epic. She captures the Native American experience that reveals not only the struggles of her tribe, but sheds light on the struggle of all oppressed people. I am so happy she wrote it, and so happy I discovered it. Miigwech.
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