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Fast Cars and Frybread: Reports from the Rez

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Cultural Writing. Essays. Native American Studies. As Gordon Johnson states in his introduction, "There was a time when time wasn't so insistent. It moved slower, held less sway. That was Indian time." He wants his children and grandchildren to know what "rez life" was like before cable TV, cell phones, and laptop computers. Before the advent of casinos. In lyrical, ...more
Paperback, 131 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Heyday Books
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Travis Hamilton
Jan 12, 2013 Travis Hamilton rated it really liked it
Johnson gave an interesting insight into everyday life, or a few chosen and well written, aspects of reservation life in California. I enjoyed seeing a bit more into Native country and on some topics I do not know as much about as I would like to. The book was an enjoyable read. Frybread was only mentioned two times in the entire book. I find it quite interesting that 'frybread' was one of the two objects chosen to represent such a vast array of Native experience inside the covers of the book. ...more
Nikki E.
Dec 17, 2013 Nikki E. rated it really liked it
This is a great quick read for anyone interested in Native reservation life. It's a collection of articles spanning throughout the 90s, telling stories of life on the rez in Southern California. Often funny, sometimes poignant, occasionally heartbreaking.
susan
Jan 28, 2008 susan rated it it was amazing
This was a fast read. Short stories about life on the reservation in Northern San Diego county. Beautifully written and very interesting.
Richie Ngo
Nov 23, 2015 Richie Ngo rated it really liked it
True to its purpose, Fast Cars and Frybread is a poignant archive of stories from author Gordan Johnson's experience growing up on an Indian reservation.
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I felt it was worth reading it when it was on the list of required books for my college California History class.
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