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Shadow Catcher: A Novel
In an early 1900s expedition to Indian reservations in the West, sent to convince the Indians to surrender their culture and become U.S. citizens, a member of the party is sending unauthorized photographs of the miserable conditions of the reservation to a Washington paper. A powerful portrayal, based on actual events.
Hardcover, 308 pages
Published September 1st 1991 by Soho Press
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This is a novel based on the 1913 "Rodman Wanamaker Expedition To The North American Indians" which was a railroad journey in a private railroad car to meet with members of 90 different tribes on 60 reservations to encourage them to become U.S. citizens. The assistant to one of the main players in the story has an agenda of his own, which is wanting to document people in real life instead of posed pictures. This photography he did done without the knowledge, approval or permission of his superio ...more
Shadow Catcher by Charles Fergus (Soho 1991) (Fiction). On an early expedition in the 1900's to the Indian Reservations of the West, someone is sending photos to the Eastern newspapers of the squalid conditions on the reservations. Scandal ensues. DNF. My rating: 5/10, finished 2010.
Charles Fergus is the author of seventeen books, most of them about nature and the outdoors. He was born in central Pennsylvania and lived there for many years before moving, in 2003, to a small hill-country farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.More about Charles Fergus...