Nickel Eclipse: Iroquois Moon

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"Nickel Eclipse" is a merging of personal and cultural history. Structured in part like the alternating colored beads on a wampum belt, patterns emerge from this exploration of contemporary life on an eastern Indian reservation and the sometimes tenuous persistence of a culture after centuries of survival within another, more dominant, culture. The poems, while highly personalized, reflect the tension of speakers surviving within-though never fully of-that larger culture, where lives are formed and meaning defined by their ...

Nickel Eclipse: Iroquois Moon 2000, Michigan State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780870135644

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