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Where Courage Is Like a Wild Horse the World of an Indian Orphanage

by Sharon Skolnick

  • ISBN: 9780803292888
  • ISBN10: 0803292880

Where Courage Is Like a Wild Horse the World of an Indian Orphanage

by Sharon Skolnick

  • List Price: $13.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780803292888
  • ISBN10: 0803292880
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Description: "When Sharon Skolnick, an Apache Indian, was shunted off to the Murrow Indian Orphanage in Oklahoma with her little sister in 1953, she writes, 'I was the toughest fighter, pound for pound, in the orphanage. I was silent and brooding and mean.'... She is now known as Okee-Chee and is a successful artist in Chicago....Skolnick's work adds to the growing list of Indian writers who tell their stories with great pride, and too much intelligence to sour their memories with bitterness". -- Christian Science Monitor.

"A vivid, wrenching memoir of a year in a child's life....Skolnick makes an admirable addition to the autobiographical literature of the American Indian experience of childhood in an institution". -- American Indian Quarterly.

"With the help of her husband, Skolnick remembers her time in this dismal world of orphans, with the element of racism thrown into augment the heartache. It's testament to the writing here that in recalling such obdurate condition, s she still manages to create a sweet memoir". -- Publishers Weekly.

"Told in short sketches, this book reflects universal experiences of childhood as well as details of institutional life....Well written and compelling". -- Library Journal.

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