Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation

Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation

Writings From America's Heartland

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of essays reflects on the diversity of the state of Oklahoma, from its old-time images of Native Americans and cowboys to such new icons as "new" oil money and Friday night football

McMillan Palgrave
In Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation, a book reminiscent of the works of John Steinbeck or Wallace Stegner's sentimental essays on the West, one can almost hear the howling dust storms, see the great fields of wheat growing, and taste a swig of moonshine whiskey-"a clear as a newborn baby's piss"-that will loosen the tongue of any storyteller. From tales about the notorious Oklahoma panhandle where "the only law was the Colt and the carbine," to tragic fate of Woody Guthrie's mother, Nora, to a celebratory essay on Chief Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of a major tribe, these sixteen pieces reflect the finest examples of Michael Wallis's writing to date.

Taken as a whole, Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation creates a brilliant tableau of American's heartland, a world where the often garish icons of Friday-night football and "new" oil money clash with the old-time images of Native Americans, proud desperadoes, and real-life cowboys. Brimming over with spoonfuls of rich history, it is a powerful portrait of the Okie identity and legacy.


Holtzbrinck
In Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation, a book reminiscent of the works of John Steinbeck or Wallace Stegner's sentimental essays on the West, one can almost hear the howling dust storms, see the great fields of wheat growing, and taste a swig of moonshine whiskey-"a clear as a newborn baby's piss"-that will loosen the tongue of any storyteller. From tales about the notorious Oklahoma panhandle where "the only law was the Colt and the carbine," to tragic fate of Woody Guthrie's mother, Nora, to a celebratory essay on Chief Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of a major tribe, these sixteen pieces reflect the finest examples of Michael Wallis's writing to date.

Taken as a whole, Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation creates a brilliant tableau of American's heartland, a world where the often garish icons of Friday-night football and "new" oil money clash with the old-time images of Native Americans, proud desperadoes, and real-life cowboys. Brimming over with spoonfuls of rich history, it is a powerful portrait of the Okie identity and legacy.
In Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation, a book reminiscent of the works of John Steinbeck or Wallace Stegner's sentimental essays on the West, one can almost hear the howling dust storms, see the great fields of wheat growing, and taste a swig of moonshine whiskey-"a clear as a newborn baby's piss"-that will loosen the tongue of any storyteller. From tales about the notorious Oklahoma panhandle where "the only law was the Colt and the carbine," to tragic fate of Woody Guthrie's mother, Nora, to a celebratory essay on Chief Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of a major tribe, these sixteen pieces reflect the finest examples of Michael Wallis's writing to date.

Taken as a whole, Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation creates a brilliant tableau of American's heartland, a world where the often garish icons of Friday-night football and "new" oil money clash with the old-time images of Native Americans, proud desperadoes, and real-life cowboys. Brimming over with spoonfuls of rich history, it is a powerful portrait of the Okie identity and legacy.


Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c1993
ISBN: 9780312152420
0312152426
Branch Call Number: 976.6 WAL
Characteristics: xvii, 251 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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