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The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles
The Color of Lightning

Jan Skirrow, July 1, 2009

The Washington Post review above summarizes this book better than I could. I love the great plains, and have always wondered if we could have done better in our interactions with the original inhabitants. Jiles describes a culture gap so deep that the results were likely inevitable, with tragedy for all involved. Her evocation of the plains is marvelous, and her descriptions of the protagonists and their interactions carefully non-judgmental. Although it may not have been her intent, this reader saw lessons that are still very relevant today that,sadly, we seem as a society not to have learned.
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