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The Last Pow-Wow

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Sparkling with magical realism, this book follows nine seemingly separate stories that dovetail in an unexpected and profound climax. It begins with a mysterious pow-wow to be held inside a colossal tipi, 200-feet tall and 3-miles wide, which suddenly appears on the outskirts of a town that has never hosted a pow-wow. Advertising fliers blanket the area and all of Indian c ...more
Kindle Edition, 235 pages
Published September 30th 2016 by Hosstyle Publishing LLC
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Angielina Grass
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
traditional good & bad medicine stories from many of the tribal cultures, along with Native & American historical events that occurred, are woven together in this fast paced work of The Last Pow-Wow; aside from a few hours sleep and meals, i barely put this book down.

visually i could see this unfolding as a dark comedic, spiritual adventure that has piqued my interest into contemporary tribal stories and oral histories once more.

the nod to 'Dorian Gray' and soul-capturing was an especi
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Karin Biskey
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
THE GREATEST NATIVE STORY EVER TOLD

This beautiful story was written in such a way that while reading it, you hear it in the voice of your favorite storytelling Auntie or Uncle...the one that told you all the stories your parents wouldn't. I love the interwoven humor/history/story/prophecy aspect of the book. It was a fairly quick read and worth the time spent doing so.
Mark Patton
Feb 08, 2018 rated it liked it
First, don't pick this book up if you have a low tolerance for poor editing; in fact, I'm not sure The Last Pow-Wow had an editor. It reads more like a self-published, on-line novel, than a book that went through any more editing than having a friend read and OK it. Rarely does a page go by without glaring grammatical errors, double words, missing words, awkward usage ... At times, one can sense, that maybe some half-hearted suggestions were made by that friend. For example, something like, "I'm ...more
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"The authors seamlessly incorporate Native American history and establish the context for the stories that play out in and around the powwow. There is a riveting description of Abraham Lincoln’s real-life role in the 1860s Dakota Uprising, which should be required reading for every fifth grader in the United States. It provides a perspective on President Lincoln’s legacy that is darker and more complex than the version most of us learned." - Ursula Pike

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