Dog Road Woman

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In her first collection of poems, Hedge Coke tells about surviving the Indian holocaust, and of the toughness and fragility of life under occupation.

 

In her first collection of poems, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke tells contemporary stories about surviving the Indian holocaust, domestic violence, racism, and of the toughness and fragility of life under occupation. From a matter-of-fact description of the backbreaking work of chopping and curing tobacco in the summer heat, to a hair-raising story of a young mother’s desperation as she kills rats to save her babies, to a frustrated explanation (one more time) that a “simple matter of blood and culture” is not for sale, to a tale of a friend’s suicide “accepting new road death/ rather than selling/ ghosts to hosts/ claiming new age obligations,” to a search for warriors and strong women, “accomplished and respected,” to parent the “rez children” so that strength and wisdom and justice can be reclaimed, Hedge Coke has proven herself a woman of courage and strength, and an immense talent besides.

 

Author: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke (Cherokee/Huron)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1997

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Cherokee, Huron