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Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation: Writings from America’s Heartland

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A deeply sympathetic, colorful evocation of life on the American prairies

In Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation—a title inspired by the lyrics of Woody Guthrie—best-selling author Michael Wallis creates a brilliant tableau of America’s heartland.

Featuring a new introduction by the author, this collection of sixteen essays reflects the finest examples of Wallis’s writing a
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Paperback, 280 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published June 1993)
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Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rarely do I drive by a site of one of Tulsa's former movie palaces without thinking of an essay in this book which points out how many of my city's architectural gems have been raised for parking lots.

Michael Wallis has put together a tremendous collection of essays. Each is insightful. Some are heartwarming. Some pierce with truth. All are well written.
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Michael Wallis is the bestselling author of Route 66, Billy the Kid, Pretty Boy, and David Crockett. He hosts the PBS series American Roads. He voiced The Sheriff in the animated Pixar feature Cars. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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