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Buffalo Dance by Frank X. Walker
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Jan 16, 2009

bookshelves: poetry

How would York, "manservant" and slave to Clark on the Lewis & Clark Expedition, have viewed the experience? More importantly to this book: how would he have been viewed by the Native Americans they encountered, by the white men while away from social norms, and by himself upon return? The poems of this book grow in power, and the increased use of epigraph in the second half of the book create an interesting conversation between history and unwritten (until now) experience.

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