"The Only Good Indians follows four American Indian men after a disturbing event from their youth puts thme in a desperate struggle for their lives. Tracked by an entity bent on revenge, these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent, vengeful way." -- Back cover.
A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year In this latest novel from Stephen Graham Jones comes a “heartbreakingly beautiful story” (Library Journal, starred review) of revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition. Seamlessly blending classic horror and a dramatic narrative with sharp social commentary, The Only Good Indians is “a masterpiece. Intimate, devastating, brutal, terrifying, warm, and heartbreaking in the best way” (Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts). This novel follows four American Indian men after a disturbing event from their youth puts them in a desperate struggle for their lives. Tracked by an entity bent on revenge, these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in violent, vengeful ways. Labeled “one of 2020’s buzziest horror novels” (Entertainment Weekly), this is a remarkable horror story “will give you nightmares—the good kind of course” (BuzzFeed).
"Here is a book fired with the belief that Hollywood must be held publicly accountable for its complicity in the continual distortion and destruction of Native American cultures. Beginning in the sixteenth century with the white man's early descriptions, the authors show how a schizophrenic stereotype of the "Indian" as "both a bloodthirsty savage and a noble but simple child of the forest" has continued to dominate the popular art of this continent. It continues to intrigue Europeans who line up for Hollywood westerns just as they once flocked to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. The authors expose the exploitative nature and hypocrisy of dime novels, plays, operas, popular songs, photographs, and paintings, all contributors to the notion that "the only good Indian... is a dead one." But their special outrage is reserved for Hollywood, whose golden age was plated in good part with box office receipts from movies glorifying cultural genocide"--Book jacket
The only good Indian is a dead Indian is historically linked to General Philip Sheridan in 1869. This vindictive curse has lingered in the consciousness of the American Indian for more than 100 years. It has been parodied and overused until it has lost its' meaning: the extermination of Native Americans as a good thing. There are undoubtedly a number of Native Americans passing as white because they are ashamed of their heritage. The Only Good Indian - PTSD: A Native American's Story of Survival is the story of Jeanne, who suffered from painful depression with persistent orders from her psyche to kill herself. Jeanne was unaware of her Native American heritage because her mother passed as white. Her story tells the agonizing reality of PTSD from the viewpoint of an American Indian. This heartfelt autobiography follows Jeanne as she attempts to alleviate her pain. She finally discovers what was inside of her crying to be addressed, and uncovered her Native American soul. She knew there was something she had to do - but it was never clear until late in life when she suffered a mini-stroke - or what she calls God's Shock Treatment.Ronnie Fellows is an 80-year-old great-grandmother living in Georgia. She is an elder of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians based in Wisconsin. The experiences I relate in this autobiography have been to some degree experienced by any/all tribal members and indigenous peoples everywhere. Prejudice and discrimination have beset Native Americans since Columbus first set his foot on the 'new land'. Publisher's Website: http: //sbpra.com/RonnieFellow
"Paul Hutton’s study of Phil Sheridan in the West is authoritative, readable, and an important contribution to the literature of westward expansion. Although headquartered in Chicago, Sheridan played a crucial role in the opening of the West. His command stretched from the Missouri to the Rockies and from Mexico to Canada, and all the Indian Wars of the Great Plains fell under his direction. Hutton ably narrates and interprets Sheridan’s western career from the perspective of the top command rather than the battlefield leader. His book is good history and good reading."–Robert M. Utley
Our language is full of hundreds of quotations that are often cited but seldom confirmed. Ralph Keyes's The Quote Verifier considers not only classic misquotes such as "Nice guys finish last," and "Play it again, Sam," but more surprising ones such as "Ain't I a woman?" and "Golf is a good walk spoiled," as well as the origins of popular sayings such as "The opera ain't over till the fat lady sings," "No one washes a rented car," and "Make my day." Keyes's in-depth research routinely confounds widespread assumptions about who said what, where, and when. Organized in easy-to-access dictionary form, The Quote Verifier also contains special sections highlighting commonly misquoted people and genres, such as Yogi Berra and Oscar Wilde, famous last words, and misremembered movie lines. An invaluable resource for not just those with a professional need to quote accurately, but anyone at all who is interested in the roots of words and phrases, The Quote Verifier is not only a fascinating piece of literary sleuthing, but also a great read.
Surveying the Latina theatre movement in the United States since the 1980s, this book brings together contemporary plays and performance pieces by various Latina playwrights. The editors provide historical context as well as a short biography, production history, and artistic statement from each playwright.
Author: Chair Department of German and Russian Wolfgang Mieder
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Category: Social Science
Demonstrates how proverbs and to a lesser extent proverbial expressions, have played a significant role in political life during the 20th century. Takes as major examples the speeches and writings of Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, and Harry Truman to show how proverbs can be brought into the service of most any ideology. Also traces the use of proverbs and their cartoon analogues during the five decades of Cold War propaganda, and proverbial slurs against Native Americans and Asian Americans. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
History by Paul F. Boller Jr. Emeritus Professor of History Texas Christian University
Author: Paul F. Boller Jr. Emeritus Professor of History Texas Christian University
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Abraham Lincoln never said, "You cannot fool all the people all the time." Thomas Jefferson never said, "That government is best which governs least." And Horace Greeley never said, "Go west, young man." In They Never Said It, Paul Boller, Jr., and John George examine hundreds of misquotations, incorrect attributions, and blatant fabrications, outlining the origins of the quotes and revealing why they should be consigned to the historical trashcan. Many of the misquotes are quite harmless. Some are inadvertent misquotes that have become popular (Shakespeare actually said, "The best part of valor is discretion"), others, the inventions of reporters embellishing a story (Franklin Roosevelt never opened a speech to a DAR group with the salutation, "My fellow immigrants"). But some of the quotes, such as Charles Darwin's supposed deathbed recantation of evolution, are blatantly dishonest and falsify the historical record. And others are chillingly vicious, filled with virulent racial and religious prejudices that completely distort the views of the person supposedly quoted and spread distrust and hatred among the gullible. These include the forged remarks attributed to Benjamin Franklin that Jews should be excluded from America, and the fabricated condemnation of Catholics attributed to Lincoln. An entertaining and yet thought-provoking book, They Never Said It sorts out a great deal of history and sets it right, going beyond a mere catalog of popular misconceptions to reveal how conservatives and liberals, atheists and evangelists, all have at times twisted and even invented the words of eminent figures to promote their own ends. It is the ultimate debunking reference, a perfect complement to handbooks of quotations.
Explores indigenous intellectual culture and its relationship to, and within, the dominant Euro-American culture. This book also contends that indigenous intellectuals need to engage the legal and political discourses of the state, respecting both indigenous philosophies and Western European intellectual traditions.
This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.
There is a saying--and if it is not purely Western, it is at least purely American--that the only good Indian is a dead Indian. In the very teeth of that, and in spite of tho fact that he was neither very good, nor an Indian--nor in any sense "dead"-- men called Grant Imsen "Good Indian" to his face; and if he resented the title, his resentment was never made manifest--perhaps because he had grown up with the name.
This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of usage, including the earliest written evidence of its use, this A-Z guide provides a thorough - and fascinating - history for every entry. Arranged in A-Z format and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. Seeing is believing: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.