Meg’s review of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Lemaster Your writing voice is a crack up. I've had oodles of fun reading your reviews.

message 2: by Meg (new)

Meg aw, thanks!

message 3: by King (new)

King Meg,
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

message 4: by Steven (new)

Steven thts kinda wack

message 5: by Karen (new)

Karen Chung Thanks - I enjoyed this!

message 6: by Karen (new)

Karen Your review is as entertaining as the book!

message 7: by Marti (new)

Marti Dolata Your review gave me the words why this book is an essential read for everyone. Thank you.

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