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The Great Sadness: Indigenous Angling and the Loss of Home

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In 'Native Waters,' Roger Emile Stouff celebrated the world of the Chitimacha, created by Crawfish at the command of the Creator of All Things. Growing up in a small wooden boat built by his father, and fly fishing for erudition as well as fish, this place has been more than a home: it is family. But behind the glory and solace of those ancient swamps and the voices of ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published April 2012 by Shadowfire Books LLC (first published March 28th 2012)
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Timothy Kidder
Mar 27, 2014 Timothy Kidder rated it it was ok
This book is all about how the world is changing and how the author is losing his Native Waters. Losing fishing grounds are indicative of the loss of heritage being suffered by the Chitimacha people.

This book held some great moments and stories. Like when the author traveled to Montana to be a guest on the Fly Fishing America television show. However, I had a hard time getting into it. There seemed to lack direction, and I often found myself losing motivation to keep reading. The best parts wer
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Roger Emile Stouff is the son of Nicholas Leonard Stouff Jr., last chief of the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, and Lydia Marie Gaudet Stouff, daughter of a Cajun farmer. He has been a journalist for more than thirty years and writer of the award-winning column "From the Other Side" in the St. Mary and Franklin Banner-Tribune. He was featured on the television show "Fly Fishing America" in 2006, ...more
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