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ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW. As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle\’s memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will to perform in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss. There There is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen and it is destined to be a classic.

Characters: 84. Amazon rating: 4 stars. Genre: Fiction.


 

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STORY LINKS:
Pro   Plymouth Colony on history.com.
    Massachusetts Bay Colony on Britannica.
    The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta on Wikipedia.
2   ListenThere, There by Radiohead on YouTube.
Pt3   ListenSittin' on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding on YouTube.
    ListenThe Tracks to my Tears by Smokey Robinson on YouTube.
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