Not Far Away

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-28
  • Publisher: Altamira Pr
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Part novel amd part memoire, Not Far Away recounts the life of a female Ojibwe schoolteacher in northern Michigan as she endures the most caustic forms of racism.

Author Biography

Lois Beardslee is an instructor in communications at Northwestern Michigan College

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Real-life Adventures of Ima Pipiigp. 5
Kool-Aidp. 11
Solsticep. 15
Indian Boarding Schoolp. 23
Not Far Awayp. 25
Falcon Clan Meets Indian Boarding Schoolp. 43
Venn Diagrams (We Are a Subset of America...)p. 47
Educating Imap. 53
Before I Offend Most of You, I Would Like to Thank You for Comingp. 67
Turtle TVp. 75
Public Education as a Form of Mediap. 81
Racism 101p. 85
The Lecture They Want to Hearp. 97
Sweetgrassp. 105
The Playp. 111
Creation Storiesp. 121
No, Wait-I Know a Part That Comes before the Beginningp. 125
The Lore of the Turtlep. 133
Book Reviewsp. 137
The Lars Nederstadt Holocaust Museump. 139
Men in Brownp. 143
Why Ima Pipiig Did Not Votep. 145
Jim Crow-Culture of Conveniencep. 159
The Chairp. 171
F-ed by the V-Monologuesp. 177
The Throw-away Peoplep. 187
Laughing Manp. 195
I Wanna Be a Delicacyp. 201
Dead Horses, and How to Beat Themp. 215
Toxinsp. 219
Gambling for Dollarsp. 227
Big Waldeau and Pork Pattyp. 237
Shiigawkp. 247
On Warriors, Living and Dead (In Respectful Memory of Charles J. Meyers)p. 257
The Shirtp. 261
We Did Not Come Over Here on the Mayflowerp. 265
The Ladies Sat There Patientlyp. 269
About the Authorp. 275
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