Synopses & Reviews
In these short stories, Jack D. Forbes captures the remarkable breadth and variety of American Indian life. Drawing on his skills as scholar and native activist, and, above all, as artist, Forbes enlarges our sense of how American Indians experience themselves and the world around them.
Though all the main characters are of Indian descent, each is a unique combination of tribal origin, social status, age, and life-style-from native elder and college professor to lesbian barmaid and Chicano adolescent. Nevertheless the U.S. government (and perhaps white society as a whole) narrows the definition of "Indian".
About the Author
Jack D. Forbes was a Professor in the Department of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis. He authored Native Americans of California and Nevada, Warriors of the Colorado: The Yumas of the Quechan Nation and Their Neighbors, and Africans and Native American. He was of Powhatan and Delaware descent.