A Face in the Rock
The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa
By (author) Loren R. Graham
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Face in the Rock by Loren R. Graham
Book DescriptionEight miles long and four miles wide, Grand Island lies off the south shore of Lake Superior. It was once home to a sizable community of Chippewa Indians who lived in harmony with the land and with each other. Their tragic demise began early in the nineteenth century when their fellow tribesmen from the mainland goaded them into waging war against rival Sioux. The war party was decimated; only one young brave, Powers of the Air, lived to tell the story that celebrated the heroism of his band and formed the basis of the legend that survives today. Distinguished historian Loren R. Graham has spent more than forty years researching and reconstructing the poignant tale of Powers of the Air and his people. "A Face in the Rock" is an artful melding of human history and natural history; it is a fascinating narrative of the intimate relation between place and people. Powers of the Air lived to witness the desecration of Grand Island by the fur and logging industries, the Christianization of the tribe, and the near total loss of the Chippewa language, history, and culture. Graham charts the plight of the Chippewa as white culture steadily encroaches, forcing the native people off the island and dispersing their community on the mainland. The story ends with happier events of the past two decades, including the protection of Grand Island within the National Forest system, and the resurgence of Chippewa culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520215672
(229mm x 140mm x 9mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 10-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Loren R. Graham
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The Russian science establishment was one of the largest in the world, boasting many Nobel prizes, a world-leading space programme, and schools in mathematics, and physics. This book tells the story of the near collapse of Russian science and of subsequent domestic and international efforts to reform and re-energize scientific activity in Russia.
Moscow Stories, Hardback (March 2006)
Recounts the experiences of the author during his 45 years of travelling and researching in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia, from 1960 to 2005. This book also talks about the ethical questions he confronted, such as the tension between independence of thought and political loyalty. It is intended for the readers with an interest in Russia.
Ghost of the Executed Engineer, Paperback (April 1996)» View all books by Loren R. Graham
This work looks at the decline of Soviet technology and industry, as seen through the eyes of the ghost of Peter Palchinsky, executed on the orders of Stalin. It provides the story of the engineer's life and work, pointing out the mistakes and corruption he condemned in his lifetime.
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Author Biography - Loren R. Graham
Loren R. Graham is a historian of science who holds a joint appointment in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University and the Science, Technology, and Society Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of numerous books including The Ghost of the Executed Engineer (1993).
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