The Everlasting Sky, Voices of the Anishinabe People

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Named to Utne Reader’s list of one hundred “people who could change your life,” Gerald Vizenor has been a significant force in Native American literature and criticism for over thirty years.

Available in paperback only.  The Everlasting Sky, Voices of the Anishinabe People, by Gerald Vizenor.  2000, 140 pages.

Named to Utne Reader’s list of one hundred “people who could change your life,” Gerald Vizenor has been a significant force in Native American literature and criticism for over thirty years. In this, his classic first book of essays, Vizenor presents a stark but vital view of reservation life in the early 1970s.

Focusing on the people of the northern reservations, particularly the White Earth Reservation where he grew up, Vizenor puts a human face on those desperate and politically charged times that saw frequent government intervention and the emergence of the American Indian Movement (AIM). In his trademark style, Vizenor juxtaposes these snapshots of contemporary life against images and dream sequences from Anishinable folktales and ceremonies.

In a new introduction, Vizenor reflects on the changes that have occurred on the reservations in the last three decades and updates the lives of this fascinating and various cast of characters.

Gerald Vizenor, an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, is professor of Native American literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of more than twenty books, including The People Named the Chippewa, Fugitive Poses, Manifest Manners: Narratives on Postindian Survivance, The Heirs of Columbus, and Chancers. His novel, Griever: An American Monkey King in China, won the American Book Award.

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Culture Group: Anishinabe