Fools Crow

Fools Crow

Book - 1987
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"In the Two Medicine Territory of Montana, the Lone Eaters, a small band of Blackfeet Indians, are living their immemorial life. The men hunt and mount the occasional horse-taking raid or war party against the enemy Crow. The women tan the hides, sew the beadwork, and raise the children. But the year is 1870, and the whites are moving into their land. Fools Crow, a young warrior and medicine man, has seen the future and knows that the newcomers will punish resistance with swift retribution. First published to broad acclaim in 1986, Fools Crow is James Welch's stunningly evocative portrait of his people's bygone way of life." -- website
Publisher: New York City, New York : Penguin Books, published by the Penguin Group, 1987.
Copyright Date: ©1986
ISBN: 9780143106517
Characteristics: 391 pages :,black and white illustrations ;,20 cm.


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Jun 19, 2017

Beautiful book, it has a way of bringing one into the world of Fools Crow and other tribe members within his community. It's a story of a community rather than of a single character, although the main protagonist is the most present. There is a quality of mind altering states present in the text, that you can experience as the characters do, well worth a read.

Jun 04, 2015

An American classic


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Fools Crow is a young warrior in a Blackfoot band in 1870. The Napikwans - white men - threaten not only his peoples' traditional way of life, but also their continued existence in the future.

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