Fools Crow by James Welch
(Contemporary American Fiction)

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The year is 1870, and Fool's Crow, so called after he killed the chief of the Crows during a raid, has a vision at the annual Sun Dance ceremony. The young warrior sees the end of the Indian way of life and the choice that must be made: resistance or humiliating accommodation.

"A major contibution to Native American literature." —Wallace Stegner.


About James Welch

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James Welch is the author of four previous novels, including Fools Crow, which won the American Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He attended schools on the Blackfeet and Fort Belknap reservations and studied writing under the legendary teacher Richard Hugo. He lives with his wife in Missoula, Montana.
Published November 3, 1987 by Penguin Books. 402 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Westerns, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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Like Larry McMurtry with Lonesome Dove, Welch has gone back into history to suggest the foundations of his previous fiction (The Death of Jim Loney, Winter in the Blood) and its world of the modern deracinated American Indian.

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Suspenseful and moving, written with an authenticity and integrity that give it sweeping power, Welch's third novel (The Death of Jim Loney is a masterful evocation of a Native American culture and it

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Since the appearances of Momaday's "House Made of Dawn" (1960) and Welch's "Winter in the Blood," however, a significant escalation has taken place in the publication of important novels by American Indian writers, with Leslie Silko's "Ceremony" coming out in 1977 followed by Welch's second novel...

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