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The Resource The wolf at twilight : an Indian elder's journey through a land of ghosts and shadows, Kent Nerburn

The wolf at twilight : an Indian elder's journey through a land of ghosts and shadows, Kent Nerburn

Label
The wolf at twilight : an Indian elder's journey through a land of ghosts and shadows
Title
The wolf at twilight
Title remainder
an Indian elder's journey through a land of ghosts and shadows
Statement of responsibility
Kent Nerburn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A casual note left on the windshield of a car. The death of an old dog. And author Kent Nerburn unexpectedly finds himself back on the Dakota reservation where more than a decade before he traveled with the elder, Dan, whose thoughts he chronicled in the classic of Native American studies, Neither Wolf nor Dog. Now almost ninety, Dan wants Nerburn to assist in the unlikely task of burying Fatback, the old Labrador who had been Dan's closest companion during his twilight years. Though the request makes little sense, Nerburn agrees out of respect for the tribal elder. Once on the reservation, he finds that Dan's purpose runs far deeper. Dan wants Kent's assistance in finding out what happened to his little sister, Rose Bear, who disappeared from a reservation boarding school almost eighty years before. Accompanied by Dan's friend, Grover, and an odd little dog named Charles Bronson who Dan is convinced was sent to him by Fatback, the three men embark upon a journey into the hidden corners of Dan's past. Their travels take them through dusty hilltop cemeteries and ghostly abandoned boarding schools, into the dark confines of sweat lodges and the easy laughter of family compounds deep in the folds of the Dakota hills. Over it all hangs the ghost of Dan's sister, Rose Bear, and the dark truths and secrets of life in the Indian boarding schools. As her story unfolds, Dan bares his heart on subjects ranging from Indians' notion of time to the education of children and the spiritual presence of the land
Awards note
Minnesota Book Award, 2010.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nerburn, Kent
Dewey number
  • 978.004/9752
  • 970.004975092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Lakota trilogy
Series volume
bk. 2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dan
  • Dakota Indians
  • Older Dakota Indians
  • Off-reservation boarding schools
  • Abused Indian children
  • Missing children
  • Dakota philosophy
  • Dakota Indians
Label
The wolf at twilight : an Indian elder's journey through a land of ghosts and shadows, Kent Nerburn
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Distant voices -- Prairie secrets -- Forest silence -- Gathering dawn
Control code
ocn318422303
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 347 pages
Isbn
9781577315780
Lccn
2009032689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)318422303
Label
The wolf at twilight : an Indian elder's journey through a land of ghosts and shadows, Kent Nerburn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Distant voices -- Prairie secrets -- Forest silence -- Gathering dawn
Control code
ocn318422303
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 347 pages
Isbn
9781577315780
Lccn
2009032689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)318422303

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