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ISBN13: 9780826308795
ISBN10: 0826308791
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The Education of Little Tree tells of a boy orphaned very young, who is adopted by his Cherokee grandmother and half-Cherokee grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee during the Great Depression.

"Little Tree" as his grandparents call him is shown how to hunt and survive in the mountains, to respect nature in the Cherokee Way, taking only what is needed, leaving the rest for nature to run its course.

Little Tree also learns the often callous ways of white businessmen and tax collectors, and how Granpa, in hilarious vignettes, scares them away from his illegal attempts to enter the cash economy. Granma teaches Little Tree the joys of reading and education. But when Little Tree is taken away by whites for schooling, we learn of the cruelty meted out to Indian children in an attempt to assimilate them and of Little Tree's perception of the Anglo world and how it differs from the Cherokee Way.

Review:

"Some of it is sad, some of it is hilarious, some of it is unbelievable, and all of it is charming." The Atlantic

Review:

"There's humor, tragedy, tenderness and most of all, love....A lot of people received a lot of education from their grandparents that schools don't offer. But few have expressed it as well as Little Tree has. Very good reading." Abilene Reporter

About the Author

Forrest Carter (1925-1979) was born and raised in Oxford, Alabama.

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Mose, March 9, 2009 (view all comments by Mose)
Read this book! It is a simple yet beautiful book about a boy growing up with his Indian grandparents. Subtle yet very powerful.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780826308795
Author:
Carter, Forrest
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Foreword:
Strickland, Rennard
Author:
Strickland, Rennard
Adapted:
Strickland, Rennard
Location:
Albuquerque :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - Native Americans
Subject:
Literature, Modern
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Cherokee Indians
Subject:
Cherokee Indians -- Fiction.
Subject:
Indians, North American.
Subject:
Indians of North American
Copyright:
Series:
Zia Book
Series Volume:
955
Publication Date:
1986
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
viii, 216 p.
Dimensions:
8.07x5.43x.57 in. .55 lbs.

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Product details viii, 216 p. pages University of New Mexico Press - English 9780826308795 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Some of it is sad, some of it is hilarious, some of it is unbelievable, and all of it is charming."
"Review" by , "There's humor, tragedy, tenderness and most of all, love....A lot of people received a lot of education from their grandparents that schools don't offer. But few have expressed it as well as Little Tree has. Very good reading."
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