FREE READ ☆ Walking the Rez Road

Jim Northrup µ 1 FREE READ

One is broke and where the tribal government seems to work against the interests of the reservation folk Throughou 0513 page 145 820% Very funny and an interesting look at attitudes towards the law on the part of Native Americans Some things have been left out which confused me Could be clear but still a good read 0509 page 120 680% It s gotten better funnier and interesting A very uniue story telling style 0509 page 62 350% Honestly I m not uite sure what to think of this book It s definitely not my usual style But it s had a few funny moments and I think I might like it

SUMMARY Walking the Rez Road

Walking the Rez Road

S a Vietnam veteran who has survived the war but is having troublesurviving the peace on a reservation where every I really enjoyed this collection of stories and poetry I have rarely ever highlight books basically only if they were assigned for classes but I found myself reading so many of Northrup s hilarious and witty one liners as well as astute observations that I had to highlight them so that I can go back and find my favorites Northup s poetry is emotional and thought provoking whereas his narration is simple and observational The two balance out the pace and depth of the whole collection This is the rare book that actualizes it s name Northrup has invited me to go walking with him down the rez road and I feel like I am He shares the good family tradition laughter the bad prison infidelity addiction and the ugly internal Indian bureaucratic bullshit systemic oppression by the American government powers at be And of course some stories are perfectly hilarious every one of Northrup s jokes sticks its landing eg Holidays Inndians sic and We re dependable we don t lie cheat or steal we respect motherhood we salute the flag we re kind to puppies and Rod here is so strong he has muscles in his shit I took this book down a star because the collection of newspapers columns sometimes left a sour taste When I read his columns across 3 years of journalism I noticed some inflammatory and inconsistent viewpoints As a journalistwriter I realize his opinion column is supposed to stir up shit and get people thinking but I felt surprised when he took the hostile path a couple times For example when the game wardens took eagle feathers from people until they could prove they were Indians and owned the feathers as part of their religious rights he drove around with his eagle feathers as he says trolling for game wardens to see if he could stir up shit I won t judge his actions all I m saying is that it surprised me and didn t make me want to align with his path so I took off a star it felt like an incorrect pairing of medium and purpose to pair the opinion articles with all the short stories and poetry

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Walking the Rez Road contains forty short stories and poems featuring Luke Warmwater as a central character Luke i Pretty straightforward account of day to day adventures of Ojibway denizens of the Fond du Lac rez in Minnesota Alternately poignant and funny this collection of some 40 stories and poems chronicles the misadventures of Vietnam War Veteran Luke Warmwater and his relatives as they drink carouse and connive to survive in the impoverished land of sky blue waters It s a long way from the beautiful prose of Louise Erdrich but not necessarily less moving in its short sentences spare language and ribald humor Hitchhiking walking or sputtering along in a rez car the reader ends up with a good appreciation of these Americans everyday lives from the Bingo parlor to the frozen lake


10 thoughts on “Walking the Rez Road

  1. says:

    Pretty straightforward account of day to day adventures of Ojibway denizens of the Fond du Lac rez in Minnesota Alternately poignant and funny this collection of some 40 stories and poems chronicles the misadventures of Vietnam War Veteran Luke Warmwater and his relatives as they drink carouse and connive to survive in the impoveri

  2. says:

    The stories are very loosely connected While the blurb on the back puts a lot of emphasis on the effects of the protagonist's experie

  3. says:

    Walking the Rez Road is an insightful journey into parts of this country that are essentially hidden in plain sight Rez of course refers to the reservations that many of our Native American citizens live on Northrup has a pull no punches writing style that depicts in vivid poetry and prose both the darkness and the humor which are inextricably woven together of day to day life as a reservation dwelling native son His forays back into the

  4. says:

    I love this book of short stories and poems by Anishinaabe writer Jim Northrup His humour is just sparkling and the tales of the characters on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota are not just funny culturally interesti

  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this collection of stories and poetry I have rarely ever highlight books basically only if they were assigned for classes but

  6. says:

    Some of the stories in this book continue the stereotypes of Indians and it really bothered mebut a LOT of it really makes you think Just be glad that you don't have to live on a reservation The end of the book is very interesting as it is articles from various newspapers on Indian issuesand the last is a very cleverironic play wr

  7. says:

    This is a must read for those who want to know what Indian life in the 21st Century is like If what Paul Chaat Smith associate curator of the National American Indian Museum a Smithsonian Museum says Everything

  8. says:

    Since reading several books of the genre I have become to feel like what I would be classified as the white enemy

  9. says:

    0513 page 145 820% Very funny and an interesting look at attitudes towards the law on the part of Native Americans Some things have been left out which confused me Could be clear but still a good read 0509 page 120 680% It's

  10. says:

    I am thoroughly enjoying this book of short stories interspersed with prose poems The short windows into Native life on the Fon du Lac reservation in Minnesota whether fiction or semi autobiographical in addition to occasional rumin

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