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Bad indians : a tribal memoir

Author: Deborah A Miranda
Publisher: Berkeley : Heyday, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"If we allow the pieces of our culture to lie scattered in the dust of history, trampled on by racism and grief, then yes, we are irreparably damaged. But if we pick up the pieces and use them in new ways that honor their integrity, their colors, textures, stories, then we do those pieces justice, no matter how sharp they are, no matter how much handling them slices our fingers and makes us bleed." This book, part  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah A Miranda
ISBN: 9781597142014 1597142018 9781597142342 1597142344 9781597142328 1597142328 9781597142335 1597142336
OCLC Number: 798133164
Awards: Winner of PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Award 2015 (United States)
Winner of Independent Publisher Book Award, Gold Medal (Autobiography/Memoir) 2014 (United States)
Short-listed for William Saroyan International Prize for Writing 2014 (United States)
Description: xx, 217 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. California is a story --
The End of the World : Missionization 1776-1836. The Genealogy of Violence, Part I --
Los Pájaros --
Fisher of Men --
My Mission GLossary --
A Few Corrections to My Daughter's Coloring Book --
Dear Vicenta --
Isabel Meadows --
Cousins (for Victor) --
The Genealogy of Violence, Part II --
Bridges : Post-Secularization 1836-1900. Lies My Ancestors Told for Me --
Ularia's Curse --
"The Diggers" (excerpt from O.P. Fitzgerald's "California Sketches") --
"Digger Belles" --
Burning the Digger I (newspaper article) --
Burning the Digger II --
Ishi at Large --
Old News --
Jacinta's Medicine --
Bridges --
The Light from the Carrisa Plains : Reinvention 1900-1961. Tom's Stories --
"Bad Indian Goes on Rampage at Santa Inez" --
Novena to Bad Indians --
Gonaway Tribe : Field Notes --
Juan Justo's Bones --
J. P. Harrington : A Collage --
Teheyapami Achiska : Home 1961-present. Silver --
Petroglyphs --
Mestiza Nation : A Future History of My Tribe --
Angel in a Pink Plymouth --
A California Indian in the Philadelphia Airport --
Intensive Spanish : A Language Acquisition / Resistance Journal --
Learning How to Fish : A Language Homecoming Journal --
Teheyapami Achiska --
Soledad --
In the Basement of the Bone Museum --
Testimony --
One for the Road --
Coyote Takes a Trip --
Post-Colonial Thought Experiment --
California Pow Wow --
"To Make Story Again in the World" --
Ancestry Chart.
Responsibility: Deborah A. Miranda.

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"If we allow the pieces of our culture to lie scattered in the dust of history, trampled on by racism and grief, then yes, we are irreparably damaged. But if we pick up the pieces and use them in new ways that honor their integrity, their colors, textures, stories, then we do those pieces justice, no matter how sharp they are, no matter how much handling them slices our fingers and makes us bleed." This book, part tribal history, part lyric and intimate memoir, teaches us about California Indian history, past and present. In it, the author tells stories of her Ohlone Costanoan Esselen family as well as the experience of California Indians as a whole through oral histories, newspaper clippings, anthropological recordings, personal reflections, and poems.

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