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For a realistic look at Indian Country in the 21st century go no further than Keeping Heart on Pine Ridge. In this bold anthology of real-life stories Vic Glover lays bare the challenges history bonds and rich traditions that infuse the stark reality of life on "the rez." The author invites readers to cruise down the back roads of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation one of the poorest in North America. Here they''ll encounter harsh winters deadly roads sweat lodge protocols and sun dances--daily hardships and a rigorous spiritual path. In spite of overwhelming poverty here is a culture of sacrifice tolerance and generosity...a detailed map of life with dignity. The author's family friends and neighbors with humor and perserverance find strength as they try to over ome the social and political forces that threaten their community.Whether you're native or non-native this book will speak to you. For some it will feel like familiar territory; for others a heart-opening awakening to the struggles and spirit of The People.

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