Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, who called themselves the Nimipu, "the real people" : a poem

by Robert Penn Warren

Hardcover, 1983

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New York : Random House

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LibraryThing member joririchardson
A short, yet powerfully tragic poem about the slaughtering of the Nez Perce tribe, and the disintegration of their sacred culture.
This poetry clearly portrays the rich culture and society of Native American Indians, and devastating historical events.
"Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce" was unexpectedly violent, and far more bloody than I would have anticipated for anything of the genre.
However, this takes away none of its harsh and sad beauty.
A realistic, darkly beautiful work of poetry and American history.
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LibraryThing member avogl
It was interesting to read the story of Chief Joseph in poem form.

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