Clans of Many Nations: Selected Poems 1969-94

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These poems, spanning 25 years in the life of one of the most prolific literary voices of Native people. Aroniawenrate’s poems are a treasure.

Available in paperback only.  Peter Blue Cloud / Aroniawenrate (Mohawk), Clans of Many Nations: Selected Poems 1969-94. 1995

These poems, spanning 25 years in the life of one of the major literary voices of Native people, speak of New York City’s high steel construction and quiet mountains, of Yellowjacket and Richard Oakes, of Alcatraz Island and the Crazy Horse Monument and “this bit of Mohawk territory encircled/by cities, towns, freeway and seaway” that “cannot be what my ancestors dreamed,” of a girl child whose baby song to wildflowers and tiny bugs is accompanied by the far-away playing of an elderberry flute. Aroniawenrate’s poems are a treasure.