Ernestine Hayes's Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir (Sun Tracks) PDF

By Ernestine Hayes

ISBN-10: 0816525374

ISBN-13: 9780816525379

ISBN-10: 0816525382

ISBN-13: 9780816525386

In the spring, the undergo returns to the woodland, the glacier returns to its resource, and the salmon returns to the clean water the place it used to be spawned. Drawing at the unique dating that the local humans of southeastern Alaska have regularly had with nature, Blonde Indian is a narrative approximately returning.

Told in eloquent layers that mix local tales and metaphor with social and non secular trips, this mesmerizing memoir lines the author’s existence from her tough formative years growing to be up within the Tlingit neighborhood, via her maturity, in which she lived for a while in Seattle and San Francisco, and at last to her go back domestic. Neither totally local American nor Euro-American, Hayes encounters a distinct experience of alienation from either her local neighborhood and the dominant tradition. We witness her struggles along different Tlingit males and women—many of whom by no means left their local group yet combat with their very own demanding situations, together with unemployment, prejudice, alcoholism, and poverty.

The author’s own trip, the symbolic tales of latest Natives, and the stories and legends that experience circulated one of the Tlingit humans for hundreds of years are all woven jointly, making Blonde Indian even more than the tale of 1 woman’s existence. choked with anecdotes, descriptions, and histories which are particular to the Tlingit group, this ebook is a record of cultural history, a tribute to the Alaskan panorama, and a relocating testomony to how going back—in nature and in life—allows move forward.

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