The Dance Boots

The Dance Boots

eBook - 2010
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Univ of Georgia Press
With its attention to the Ojibwe language, customs, and history, <i>The Dance Boots</i> narrates a century’s evolution of Native Americans making choices and compromises, often dictated by a white majority, as they try to balance survival, tribal traditions, and obligations to future generations.
<p>In this stirring collection of linked stories, Linda LeGarde Grover portrays an Ojibwe community struggling to follow traditional ways of life in the face of a relentlessly changing world.</p><p>In the title story an aunt recounts the harsh legacy of Indian boarding schools that tried to break the indigenous culture. In doing so she passes on to her niece the Ojibwe tradition of honoring elders through their stories. In &ldquo;Refugees Living and Dying in the West End of Duluth,&rdquo; this same niece comes of age in the 1970s against the backdrop of her forcibly dispersed family. A cycle of boarding schools, alcoholism, and violence haunts these stories even as the characters find beauty and solace in their large extended families.</p><p>With its attention to the Ojibwe language, customs, and history, this unique collection of riveting stories illuminates the very nature of storytelling. <i>The Dance Boots</i> narrates a century&rsquo;s evolution of Native Americans making choices and compromises, often dictated by a white majority, as they try to balance survival, tribal traditions, and obligations to future generations.</p>

Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, c2010. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012)
ISBN: 9780820337487
082033748X
9780820335803
0820335800
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 149 p. )
Additional Contributors: Project Muse

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