Meg's review of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
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Jun 03, 2009 08:45PM
Your writing voice is a crack up. I've had oodles of fun reading your reviews.
Jun 04, 2009 04:49AM
Apr 11, 2011 07:28AM
Miigwech(thank you)for your comments. I am an American Indian woman living on an Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota, and I loved the book because it is every reservation here in the USA. I am a school teacher at a school where 70% of the students are Indian and only 3% of the teachers are Indian and no administration is Indian. The text books in this country still say Columbus discovered America and called us Indians because he though he was in India, yet at the time there was no country of India it was called Hindustan. Nor does anyone teach that 96% of the food we eat today came from Indians corn, peppers, potatoes, beans, cocoa, peanuts, squash,tomatoes, just to mention a few.
No one teaches about boarding school, asylums for our spiritual leaders, small pocks blankets,theft of land that is still going on, and corrupt tribal governments. All we want is the truth to be taught, a formal apology and the injustice to end. I think we are asking for too much. I am 62, I hope I can live long enough to see the change, but the life expectancies of Indian people is only 55, so am playing the odds. Anyway I just wanted to thank you for your insightful comment. Gegawabamin (see you later) Diana King
May 19, 2011 02:20PM
thts kinda wack
Mar 26, 2012 12:44PM
Thanks - I enjoyed this!
Jan 25, 2013 09:37PM
Your review is as entertaining as the book!
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