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Fast Cars and Frybread: Reports from the Rez
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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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
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.