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Fools Crow

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Fools Crow

By James Welch; Thomas McGuane (Introduction by)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143106517, 416pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2011

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Description
The 25th-anniversary edition of "a novel that in the sweep and inevitability of its events...is a major contribution to Native American literature." (Wallace Stegner)
In the Two Medicine Territory of Montana, the Lone Eaters, a small band of Blackfeet Indians, are living their immemorial life. The men hunt and mount the occasional horse-taking raid or war party against the enemy Crow. The women tan the hides, sew the beadwork, and raise the children. But the year is 1870, and the whites are moving into their land. Fools Crow, a young warrior and medicine man, has seen the future and knows that the newcomers will punish resistance with swift retribution. First published to broad acclaim in 1986, Fools Crow is James Welch's stunningly evocative portrait of his people's bygone way of life.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


About the Author
James Welch (1940-2003) wrote five novels, including Winter in the Blood. He attended schools on the Blackfeet and Fort Belknap reservations in Montana and studied at the University of Montana under the legendary writing teacher Richard Hugo. Thomas McGuane is the author of ten novels, most recently Driving on the Rim. He lives on a ranch in Montana.
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