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CHEYENNE AUTUMN (An American Epic)
by Mari Sandoz. Condition: Gently pre-read c. 1971 Discus paperback, 8th printing. Spine crease with small edgewear. Interior clean & tight but tanning. Not collectible but a good reading copy. Content: In the autumn of 1878 a band of Cheyenne Indians set out from Indian Territory, where they had been sent by the U.S. government, to return to their homeland in Yellowstone country. Mari Sandoz tells the saga of their heartbreaking fifteen-hundred-mile flight. One of the worst episodes in US history. The 1964 movie was directed by John Ford (many surmise that this was his "appology" for portraying Native Americans in a poor light over his career). It starred Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Sal Mineo, Dolores del Rio, Ricardo Montalban, Pat Wayne, Gilbert Roland, Edward G. Robinson, Jimmy Stewart (in an interesting aside as Wyatt Earp), and Bing Russell (Kurt's dad). This is a good and powerful movie, but I would love to see a remake with today's extraordinary Native American actors. [1 copy available]
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Cheyenne Autumn

CLEARCUT [Not on DVD yet]
1993 Academy Home Videos VHS (NTSC). Starring the great Graham Greene. Condition: NOT an ex-rental video. Private collection viewed once or twice. Tape excellent. Box has small edgewear bottom edges. Movie stills front and back cover. GUARANTEED. Content: Reviewer: "A mystical and powerful tale of anger and revenge. This film is a shattering experience, and must be seen more than once to appreciate the mystical overtones within it. Graham Greene is fantastic as Arthur, a Native man who has had enough of white greed destroying his peoples' land and who decides to make someone pay. The true identity of Arthur and his origins become clearer after the second viewing. To me he was a deeply spiritual avenging spirit called up by the anger of the white lawyer who tried to defend the Natives against the logging industry. Be warned that there are a few scenes of graphic violence not meant for the faint-hearted, but this film is a must-see for anyone who is outraged at the rape and plundering of the earth by industry, whether it be in Canada or the States or the equatorial rainforests. This movie puts you in a downward spiral of rage and insanity. Not for everyone. A cautionary tale for greedy corporate types that is still relevant - maybe Enron execs should have viewed it. Not to be missed. [1 copy available]
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Clearcut, Graham Greene

COWBOYS AND INDIANS: The Shooting of J. J. Harper (2000 Arthur Ellis Award Winner, Best Non-Fiction)
by Gordon Sinclair, Jr. 2 B&W photo sections. Condition: Gently pre-read (it was my book - read twice) 1999 M&S large Trade Paperback, first printing. I didn't store this book well, and it is out of square with spine creases and small edge wear. Interior clean. Content: When J.J. Harper of the Island Lake Tribal Council was fatally shot on a wintry Winnipeg street in 1988, the city police department was quick to absolve the officer involved from all blame. Less than a day after the shooting, Police Chief Herb Stephen announced that Harper had died during a struggle for Constable Robert Cross’s gun. But the truth was not so cut and dried. Far from closing the case, Stephen’s remarks were just the start of this dramatic tale of sex, death, threats, flimsy charges, and a police force so out of control that a prominent lawyer, a senior Crown attorney, and a respected journalist all had reason to suspect they were being watched by the police. Pursued doggedly by Winnipeg Free Press columnist Gordon Sinclair Jr., the stranger-than-fiction story of the shooting of J.J. Harper points a finger at the growing disaster of race relations and policing in Canada’s inner cities. For nearly twenty years, Gordon Sinclair Jr. has been a writer for the Winnipeg Free Press, producing thrice-weekly, wide-ranging columns on whatever catches his eye about the city. Sometimes it is about wild trips with Governor General Ed Schreyer and writer Farley Mowat, sometimes it is about investigating a police shooting where the whole police department seems intent on covering up the truth. Sinclair pursued the story of the shooting of J.J. Harper so single-mindedly and so painstakingly, he became a character in this remarkable story, and a target for the police. He won a Manitoba Human Rights Award and a National Newspaper Award (the first of two) for his columns on the Harper case. Well worth the read, IMHO. The 2003 made-for-TV (APTN?) movie was directed by Norma Bailey and starred the great Adam Beach (J.J. Harper) and the equally great Eric Schweig (brother Harry) with Gordon Tootoosis and Currie Graham. Satisfying but not yet on DVD. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Cowboys & Indians: J.J. Harper, Sinclair

HOUSE MADE OF DAWN (Pulitzer Prize)
by N. Scott Momaday. Cover art by Laurie Dolphin. Condition: UNREAD, BUT NOT PERFECT, 1990 Harper & Row Trade paperback, third printing. Moderate tanning to page edges. Content: He was a young American Indian named Abel, and he lived in two worlds. One was that of his father, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, the ecstasy of the drug called peyote. The other was the world of the twentieth century, goading him into a compulsive cycle of sexual exploits, dissipation, and disgust. Home from a foreign war, he was a man being torn apart, a man descending into hell. The 1987 movie was directed by Richardson Morse and the screenplay was written by Momaday. It starred Larry Littlebird, Judith Doty, Jay Varela and Mesa Bird. It is not a popular movie. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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House Made of Dawn, Momaday

ISHI IN TWO WORLDS: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America
by Theodora Kroeber. B&W maps & photo section. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1961 University of California Press Trade Paperback edition, 18th printing. Small edgewear. Content: The Yahi lived peacefully in California for hundreds of years - until they were violently wiped out by the invading white man in the early 1900s. Only a few bold Yahi escaped into hiding, among them the man who became known as Ishi. Soon, one by one, the last of the Yahi died - until Ishi was left alone, the sole survivor of a pround people. When he stumbled into a small California mining town, the world learned his true story for the first time. This is the incredible story of the last hero of the Yahi tribe, and how he brought to civilization all the courage, faith, and strength of the Yahi Way of Life. The 1994 movie with the great Graham Greene as Ishi is wonderful! The movie was directed by Harryy Hook and starred (in addiiton to Greene): Jon Voight, David Ogden Stiers, Jack Blessing, Anne Archer, & Christianne Hauber. [1 copy available]
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Ishi In Two Worlds

LAKOTA WOMAN
by Mary Crow Dog with Richard Erdoes. B&W photos illustrate. Condition: NEW 1991 HarperPerennial Trade PB first thus, 36th printing. Tiny edgewear. Content: This is one of the best books available to people interested in contemporary Native Americans. Mary Brave Bird's life story sheds light on traditions of her Lakota (Sioux) people from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations in South Dakota. She shows, in a very clear way, their tortured history with the missionaries, state bureaucracy, the courts, the FBI and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). We see to what extent the government has succeeded in destroying the old life and how small groups of the Sioux managed to preserve traditional ways and ceremonies. Reissued at the time of the TNT movie which, if you have not seen it, run to your local video store! [2 copies available]
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Lakota Woman

LET ME BE FREE: The Nez Perce Tragedy
by David Lavender. B&W photo section. End pages decorated with the map of the Nez Perce journey. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1992 HarperCollins hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), no printing given. Pale personal library stamp on title page. DJ shows shelf wear with nics and rubbings to edges. Interior perfect. Content: A sub, sub title of this book is "The U.S. Army's war against seven hundred Nez Perce men, women, and children." One of the great historians of the American West, author of the highly acclaimed The Way to the Western Sea and the classic Bent's Fort, here draws on his studies of the fur trade to recount the history of the Nez Perce. Despite a long, unstinting friendship with whites dating from the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1805, the Nez Perce later fared no better than other Native American tribes. Once nomads of a vast area where Idaho, Oregon and Washington converge, the Nez Perce were stripped of most of their land by treacherous politicians and economic interests under the so-called thief treaty of 1863. Lavender vividly traces the history of this tragic and illegal land grab from the arrival of Christian missionaries, like Marcus Whitman, to the capture of Chief Joseph's dissident band in 1877 following a long, bloody chase by U.S. troops. The author largely succeeds in demythologizing Chief Joseph, who reached heroic stature. Lavender has created a readable, informative account. This is the historical account basis for Cheyenne Autumn. [1 copy available]
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Let Me Be Free, Nez Perce

THUNDERHEART (Movie Novelization)
by Lowell Charters. Based on the screenplay by John Fusco. Condition: Good+, 1992 Avon paperback, second printing. Edge wear with spine crease. Light tanning to page edges. Content: Reviewer: "An FBI man with Sioux background is sent to a reservation to help with a murder investigation, where he has to come to terms with his heritage. Slowly he rejects the intimidating tactics of his fellow FBI agents, who are not so interested in solving the crime as covering up an incriminating situation with the locals, and as he becomes more tuned to his heritage, the locals begin trusting him. Based on actual Reservation occurrences of the '70s." (Review from IMDb) This is an interesting and fast-moving movie - a very good 1992 movie directed by Michael Apted and starring Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, the great Graham Greene, Fred Ward, Fred Dalton Thompson, the lovely Sheila Tousey, and Ted Thin Elk. Not to be missed. [1 copy available]
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Thunderheart, Movie Book

WINDTALKERS (Movie Novelization)
by Max Allan Collins. Based on screenplay by John Rice and Joe Batteer. Nicholas Cage movie cover. B&W movie stills section. Condition: Gently pre-read 2001 Harper Entertainment paperback, fist printing. Pale spine creases. Interior clean & tight. Content: This book is considerably better than the movie - which was a bomb, IMHO. Worth reading. The movie was directed by John Woo starred Nicholas Cage (another month; another Cage movie) but the best performances were from the great Adam Beach and Roger Willie with strong back-up by Christian Slater, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich (love this guy!), Mark Ruffalo, and Jason Isaacs. Too bad the producers didn't think a Native American cast could carry a movie like this - it surely would have been better. [1 copy available]
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Windtalkers, Movie Book



MOVIE REEL BOOKPLATE
art by Rasa Messina Francesca. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 4.0 wide x 3.0 high. Content: Tan background for a movie reel with filmstrip decoration. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is BinnerD) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
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MOVIE REEL BOOKPLATE (#2)
art by PeopleLikeFilm_eps. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 4.0 wide x 3.0 high. Content: Silver movie reel on a black background with "people" going into the movie with your name up on the silver screen. Filmstrip bottom border. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Snell Blk BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
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