Only Approved Indians by Jack D. Forbes
Stories (American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series)

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In these short stories, Jack D. Forbes captures the remarkable breadth and variety of American Indian life. Drawing on his skills as scholar and native activist, and, above all, as artist, Forbes enlarges our sense of how American Indians experience themselves and the world around them.

Though all the main characters are of Indian descent, each is a unique combination of tribal origin, social status, age, and life-style-from native elder and college professor to lesbian barmaid and Chicano adolescent. Nevertheless the U.S. government (and perhaps white society as a whole) narrows the definition of "Indian".


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Jack D. Forbes, Professor of Anthropology and Professor and Chair of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis.
Published March 15, 1995 by University of Oklahoma Press. 192 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this 12th volume of the publisher's American Indian Literature and Critical Studies series, Native American scholar Forbes turns from anthropology to anthology with 17 short stories about the vicissitudes of life for modern-day Indians.

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