Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1995. Crown. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 1st Novel by Native American Poet. 304 pages. hardcover. 0517799588. keywords: American Indian Literature. inventory # 21575. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Rudy Yellow Shirt, a full-blooded Oglala Sioux and a criminal investigator with the Pine Ridge Public Safety Department, spends most nights locking up drunk and disorderly Indians, frequently including his own ciye, his older brother Mogie. They live on the Pine Ridge Reservation, the home of Crazy Horse's tribe, where the Indian wars ended with the massacre at Wounded Knee, and where so many Oglala people try to maintain their ancient dignity while living on welfare checks and cans of surplus commodity foods distributed by the government. But when Rudy falls and hits his head on a rock, the spirit of Iktomi, the trickster, starts messing with his life. Soon Rudy finds himself taking on the alter ego of the Avenging Warrior and dispensing swift vigilante justice to unlucky criminals. Then, one night, the Warrior decides to firebomb one of the liquor stores that hug the border of the reservation, and Iktomi plays his most diabolical trick, starting a chain of events that will change Rudy and Mogie's relationship forever. A frank, powerful first novel by leading American Indian poet, about two brothers whose bond is tested by the realities of contemporary life on the 'rez.' Rudy Yellow Shirt is a full-blooded Oglala Sioux and a criminal investigator with the Pine Ridge Public Safety Department. When he falls and hits his head, a trickster spirit enters his life and has him dispensing swift justice. Bookseller Inventory # 21575
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