Truth & Bright Water

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Within the story of the coming of age of Tecumseh and Lum is the mystery of a child’s skull they find on a bluff overlooking the river that separates sister towns in Montana and on a reserve in Alberta.

Available in paperback only.  Thomas King (Cherokee), Truth & Bright Water. 1999.

Like King’s earlier books, Green Grass, Running Water and Medicine River, this novel is one that readers will want to read more than once. Within the story of the coming of age of Tecumseh and Lum is the mystery of a child’s skull they find on a bluff overlooking the river that separates sister towns in Montana and on a reserve in Alberta. There are other questions, such as why Tecumseh’s Auntie Cassie is home to stay this time and why she’s brought a suitcase full of baby clothes; why no one protects Lum from his father’s rage; why Monroe Swimmer plants iron buffalo and disappears a church; and why those buckskin-clad Germans keep showing up at Indian Days. Truth & Bright Water is a deeply moving, richly layered, and funny-in-places story of tragedy, reconciliation, and love.

Culture Group: Blackfoot