In this exploration of an American place that is both strange and deeply familiar, Frazier discusses the oppression of history on Indian reservations, where the per capita income is the nation's lowest. As it examines the Oglala idea of heroism--its suffering and pulse-quickening, public-spirited glory--"On the Rez" portrays the survival, through toughness and humor, of a great people whose culture has shaped the American identity.

On the Rez 2001, Picador USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312278595

Trade paperback

On the Rez 2000, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374226381