Extra Indians

Extra Indians

Book - 2010
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Every winter, Tommy Jack McMorsey watches the meteor showers in northern Minnesota. On the long haul from Texas to Minnesota, Tommy encounters a deluded Japanese tourist determined to find the buried ransom money from the movie Fargo . When the Japanese tourist dies of exposure in Tommy Jack's care, a media storm erupts and sets off a series of journeys into Tommy Jack's past as he remembers the horrors of Vietnam, a love affair, and the suicide of his closest friend, Fred Howkowski. Exploring with great insight and wit the ways images, stereotypes, and depictions intersect with, Extra Indians offers a powerful glimpse into contemporary Native American life.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2010
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781571310798
Branch Call Number: FIC GANSWOR 2010
Characteristics: 317 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Trucker Tommy Jack McMorsey isn’t an Indian, but his adopted son is – the child of his old army buddy Fred, a Hollywood hopeful deemed not Indian enough. Onandoga author Gansworth’s wry, irreverent tale examines native identity from many angles.

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