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Old 10-21-2008, 07:18 AM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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Very interesting, RB, thanks for posting that.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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I always preferred Hyemyosts Storm to Momaday, but that's just me - I even liked William Least Heat Moon more, but I think one has to read his works at the right stage of life [true of many other books, as well]. But I would absolutely love to see a flick made from Seven Arrows!
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:21 PM
 
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Carlos Castaneda was a blast from the past also.

I remember reading his book(s) way back in my psychadelic daze.

Did I say that out loud????
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:12 PM
 
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Carlos Castaneda was a blast from the past also.

I remember reading his book(s) way back in my psychadelic daze.

Did I say that out loud????
You sure did! Better a 'daze' than a 'haze' though. Maybe. I remember Castaneda very well, too, and it was long past my hazey daze.

I was unpacking more today - I dream of unpacking stuff nowdays - and I found Prairie Erth by Moon. I'll have to see if I can work my way through it.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:32 PM
 
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Default Honor the Warriors

The Comanche Code Talkers, who worked with the Army in Europe are now all passed.
Let us honor Charles Chibitty, the last Comanche code talker who used the Comanche native language to transmit messages for the Allies in Europe during World War II.

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Charles Chibitty: "It's strange, but growing up as a child I was forbidden to speak my native language at school," Chibitty said in 2002. "Later my country asked me to. My language helped win the war and that makes me very proud. Very proud."

Argghhh! The Home Of Two Of Jonah's Military Guys.. - Bit by bit...
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Charles was a warm and friendly man......I had the honor of meeting him a few years ago......
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:45 PM
 
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Default R.I.P. Tony Hillerman

Tony Hillerman died 10/26/08. He was a great writer.

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Hillerman, an Oklahoma native and author of the acclaimed Navajo Tribal
Police mystery novels, died Sunday in Albuquerque of pulmonary failure.
He was 83.

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Hillerman was born in Sacred Heart and graduated from the University of
Oklahoma
with a bachelor's of arts in journalism in 1948.

*The Associated Press: Navajos, late author Hillerman shared affection
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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I loved Hillerman's books. I think I read every one, most of them more than once.
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:17 PM
 
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Many years ago I picked up Skin Walkers without ever knowing what it was about, and never heard of Tony Hillerman. Needless to say, it was a great book.

He really gets into the Dine' cultural beliefs. A must read during any upcoming winter storms where we are iced in for a day or two.

I always liked Louie L'Amour books because he wrote about the Indians in a respectful way.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:37 PM
 
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Many years ago I picked up Skin Walkers without ever knowing what it was about, and never heard of Tony Hillerman. Needless to say, it was a great book.

He really gets into the Dine' cultural beliefs. A must read during any upcoming winter storms where we are iced in for a day or two.

I always liked Louie L'Amour books because he wrote about the Indians in a respectful way.
I like L'Amour, too. There are several others I can't think of at the moment, but another good one is Peter Bowen's Gabriel du Pre stories. There are some really good ones.
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