David Mogen's Honyocker Dreams: Montana Memories PDF

By David Mogen

ISBN-10: 0803225180

ISBN-13: 9780803225183

ISBN-10: 080324925X

ISBN-13: 9780803249257

Whether they have been really Hungarian or Bohemian, “Hunkies” or “Bohunks,” or perhaps from jap Europe in any respect, to the outdated ranchers of the good Plains, the farmers and settlers who moved in and fenced off the open land have been no-account “Honyockers.” And to Honyockers like David Mogen’s humans, who outfitted lives within the face of significant trouble and prejudice, the identify got here to endure all of the which means and tool in their hard-won domestic position. it really is this feeling of position, of tenacious if uneasy belonging, that David Mogen strains via his kin background in Honyocker Dreams.
Beginning along with his father’s memories as he surveys the Montana panorama, Mogen weaves a story of reminiscence and heritage, of the goals and disappointments of working-class farmers, cowboys, and miners between his ancestors, and of the post-frontier international of Indian reservations and farming cities that suffer at the Montana “Hi-Line,” the flat expanse of massive Sky nation that lies tough opposed to the Canadian border east of the Rockies. From the frontier global of his mom and dad and pioneer ancestors to the boom-and-bust stories approximately transforming into up within the small-town global of his personal Montana adolescence within the Nineteen Fifties, Mogen travels complete circle to contemporary trips that exhibit the paradoxical burdens and strengths of his father’s cowboy legacy in addition to the hidden discomfort and therapeutic strength of his mother’s homesteading history. His is a trip that opens a window on a special yet little-known quarter of Montana and the West.

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