Where Courage Is Like a Wild Horse The World of an Indian Orphanage

ISBN-10: 0803292880
ISBN-13: 9780803292888
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 5/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

The dreams of a courageous Apache girl illuminate the hidden world of an Indian orphanage in this unforgettable story. Over forty years ago, Sharon Skolnick (Okee-Chee) and her sisters were removed from their Apache parents and became wards of the state of Oklahoma. She and her nearest sister made their way together through the Oklahoma Indian child welfare system. Shuttled back and forth between foster homes and orphanages, they finally ended up at the Murrow Indian Orphanage in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Here, Skolnick tells the gripping and ultimately triumphal account of the year the sisters spent there. nbsp; Murrow was a place of wonder and terror, friendship and loneliness, where resilient children forged shifting alliances and conspired together yet yearned in solitude for a home and family to call their own. Skolnick paints an absorbing portrait of the world of an Indian orphanage, a world both bright and dark, vividly rendered through a child's eyes but tempered by the perspective of the woman who survived the Indian child welfare system and became an Apache artist.

Introduction
Photo Album
The Bacone Clothes Line
Our Very Little "Big Planet"
In a Field of Horses
Sitting the Straight and Narrow
A Dialogue in Tears and Laughter
Willing Co-Conspirators
In the Dead Zone
Soreface Lakoe
A Dilemma in Black and White
Through a Veil of Tears
The "Family" Portrait
The Wolf Pack Closes In
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream
The Horns of a Dilemma
Guardian Angel with Candelabra
We Talk of Sundry Things
The Hounds of Bacone
Meet the Master
When Only an Apache Will Do
It's Blowing in the Wind
A Lecture Overheard
They Don't Even Leave Us Our Hair
Ice Cream Out of Season
Even the Score
Presents at Parting
A Problem Solved, a New Life Begun
Afterword

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