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By (author) Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
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Blood Run by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
Book DescriptionBlood Run was once a great mound city. About eighty remnants of its original four-hundred mounds still stand in testament to the 10,000 people who made their home here time ago and prove a terrific tribute of world history for their descendants living just down the road today. Yet, Blood Run is still in great danger of being forever destroyed by looters, developers, and the plow. This volume stands to persuade others to protect her and the sacred remains she guards in mounded tombs. The verse play of persona poems herein emanate its character of architectural accomplishment designed in accordance with the sun and moon and multitudes of stars above. Previous to European colonization and conquest efforts, trade flourished between Indigenous peoples of the Americas for perhaps as long as time earmarked humankind. Evidence of continual vast trade throughout the Western Hemisphere, including art, symbolic items, and practical tools, was well cached in the multitude of mound cities puckering vast portions of the continent, some still incredibly existing after decades of continual and intentional desecration, disfigurement, and dismantling by grave robbers and Manifest Destiny driven anti-eco agriculturalists. Though surely there were times of dilemma for Indigenous Americans, these long-developed relations ensured survival during eras of doubt. Thus the likelihood of peace prevailed and most nations enjoyed the security of blanket protection, aid, and assistance from related tribes; whether by blood or adoption. In so much, tribes that enjoyed helping one another sustain themselves engaged in trade relationships with numerous additional nations outside these pacts; building cities of ceremonial, burial, effigy, and civic mounds, wherein which they flourished.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844712663
(216mm x 140mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Salt Publishing
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
Streaming, Paperback (January 2015)
An award-winning poet turns to her indigenous background to consider loss, memory, and the fate of the planet.
Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer, Paperback (January 2014)
Refers to life-revelations guiding the award-winning poet and writer through her many trials.
Effigies II, Paperback (November 2012)
Effigies II is a road trip through Indian Country with five American Indian women poets who bring it all back home.
Sing, Paperback (January 2012)» View all books by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
Includes poems and translations or versions thereof, in the Fall 2006/Winter 2007 edition of Topos: poetry International, under the title Ahani: indigenous American poetry, edited by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke.
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Author Biography - Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke descends from moundbuilders and is of Cherokee, Creek, Huron, Metis, French Canadian, Lorraine, Portuguese, Irish, English, and Scot ascendants. Raised in North Carolina, the Plains and Canada, she previously worked horses, fields, waters, and factories. A fellow of the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, Black Earth Institute (emeritus), Salon Ada, and The Center for Great Plains Institute.
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