Black Eagle Child (Paperback)
Grove Press, 9780802134288, 261pp.
Publication Date: December 6, 1996
A classic of Native American literature, Black Eagle Child uses a rich mix of verse, prose narrative, and letters to tell Edgar Bearchild's journey to adulthood. Although the backdrop of much of Young Bear's novel may be familiar the conflicts over race, drugs, Vietnam and others that gripped America in the fifties, sixties, and seventies Bearchild recounts his coming-of-age story from a distinct vantage point, as a member of the Mesquakie nation. From his childhood delight in Jell-O to his induction into the faith of his elders, Bearchild's journey is a uniquely American one.