On the Rez

On the Rez

Ian Frazier


On the Rez is a pointy, unflinching account of the modern day American Indian adventure, particularly that of the Oglala Sioux, who now live to tell the tale the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation within the plains and badlands of the yankee West. loopy Horse, probably the best Indian struggle chief of the 1800s, and Black Elk, the holy guy whose teachings completed world wide renown, have been Oglala; in those generally perceptive pages, Frazier seeks out their descendants on Pine Ridge―a/k/a "the rez"―which is among the poorest areas in the USA this present day.

Along together with his longtime buddy Le battle Lance (whom he first wrote approximately in his 1989 bestseller, Great Plains) and different Oglala partners, Frazier absolutely explores the rez as they stopover at associates and kin, visit pow-wows and rodeos and package deal shops, and tinker with quite a few falling-apart automobiles. he's taking us contained in the global of the Sioux as few writers ever have, writing with a lot wit, compassion, and mind's eye. within the occupation of SuAnne mammoth Crow, for instance, the main widespread Oglala basketball participant of all time, who died in a motor vehicle coincidence in 1992, Frazier reveals a modern reemergence of the death-defying, public-spirited Sioux hero who fights with grace and glory to avoid wasting her fans.

On the Rez vividly portrays the survival, via durability and humor, of a superb humans whose tradition has helped to form the yankee identity.

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