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Author Gibson, Jon L.

Title Spirit wind / Jon L. Gibson.

Publication Info. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2009]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 182 pages) : maps.
Series Fire Ant Books
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Spirit Child; 2. The Healing Way; 3. Snakebite Healer; 4. Lessons in Healing; 5. The Red Bead; 6. Cloud Bringer, Father-of-Storm-Rider; 7. "War"; 8. Mourning Time; 9. Stone-Arrow-Point People; 10. Cutting Cane and Gathering Dyes; 11. Passing on Traditions; 12. Nobles and Commoners; 13. The Bone Basket; 14. Ambush at Round Island; 15. Cannibal Beasts; 16. Captives' Sentences; 17. Remembering Bent Woman's Teachings; 18. Escape; 19. Homecoming; Glossary; Further Reading.
Summary When the mighty wind blows through the swamps of southern Louisiana, it changes not only the land, but the inhabitants as well. Just such a wind brought a lone infant into the care of the Chitimacha Indians deep in the Atchafalaya swamp. Raised by the tribal holy man, Storm Rider grows to adolescence as a respected tribal member, steeped in the wisdom and traditions of his adopted people. Their clan competitions, life-cycle rituals, social interactions, and subsistence labors are well explained in this historical novel. When captured by an enemy raiding party, Storm Rider and his nemesis, the.
Subject Indians of North America. (OCoLC)fst00969633
Chitimacha Indians -- Fiction.
Chitimacha Indians. (OCoLC)fst00857985
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Subject Louisiana -- Atchafalaya River Valley. (OCoLC)fst01273769
Local Subject Indigenous peoples -- North America -- Fiction.
Subject Atchafalaya River Valley (La.) -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
FICTION -- General.
Other Form: Print version: Gibson, Jon. Spirit Wind. Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, ©2009 9780817355722
ISBN 9780817382483 (electronic bk.)
0817382488 (electronic bk.)
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