Native American Memoir

There are few examples of American hypocrisy quite as good as the celebration of Thanksgiving. It's that time of year that all Americans look back fondly on that time when the people who already lived here took pity on the starving immigrants and fed them. We tell it as sweetly as we tell the story... Continue Reading →

The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir by Leslie Marmon Silko

Review: This was such a peaceful, contemplative memoir. I felt like I was listening to Silko's internal monologue as she went on one of her walks. There is a lot about going on solitary walks through nature and the way things shift depending on the day and the mood and therefore the level of observation... Continue Reading →

Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say by Amy Hill Hearth

Review:  Strong Medicine Speaks is more of a narrative than a memoir, but I'm counting it for Memoir Monday because it is her memory of her life. As opposed to the few other narratives I've included over the years, Strong Medicine herself can read and write. Hearth asked to be able to record Strong Medicine's... Continue Reading →

Crazy Brave: A Memoir by Joy Harjo

Review: There is something magical about the way Harjo writes and speaks. I picked up the audiobook on Audible, which she narrates, and I am so glad that I did. I was mesmerized right from the description of her birth. I immediately picked up one of her other books when I finished this one. What... Continue Reading →

Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival by Velma Wallis

Review: I came across this short book when looking for something for Read Harder 2018 task 23, a book with a female protagonist over 60. I kept finding short books that piqued my interest for this task, so I decided to read two of them to fulfill. This is the second one, the first one... Continue Reading →

FF -Native American Heritage Month

I may not be completely horrible about reading diversely, but I have been negligent on my indigenous voices in general. All of these books were already on my TBR, but I haven't read them yet.              I plan to read some of them soon and others a little later, but I want to have... Continue Reading →

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