Survival on the Rosebud Indian Reservation (Paperback)

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Transplanted from what he considered civilization to the desolation of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, a ten-year-old boy becomes resourceful. What he learns will shape the ways in which he eventually would teach. Rather than stunting development, the reservation's history, culture and education become the stimuli for it. The boy immerses himself in the peaceful Lakota culture, reacts against its developing militancy, and eventually learns acceptance. Accustomed to team sports and ice cream shops, the fifth-grader relocates with his family to the reservation in 1957 and finds nothing familiar. He and his friends live in the poorest region of South Dakota; their only resources are their imaginations and curiosity. They explore, build, hunt, and become interested in girls. This is their story of Survival on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. It's easy for a kid to poke fun at foods and traditions different from his own. The author notes, "The more experiences I had with the Lakota culture, the more respect I developed for it. I reached a point at which it was difficult to view the Lakota objectively. I'd become part of them." About the Author: David Clifford Grieser is an educator in Des Moines, Iowa. "Michelangelo once described his sculpting as freeing his subjects from the marble in which they were encased. I felt the same way as I wrote: My subjects and events were encased in a past, and I wanted to eliminate the extraneous surroundings, so that readers could see them. The obstacles, then, were to extract no more or less than what I needed to be accurate. Completing the book was a testament to the Lakota people to whom I owed so much." Publisher's Website: http: //
Product Details
ISBN: 9781612043944
ISBN-10: 1612043941
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LL
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2012
Pages: 140
Language: English