Face in the Rock
By (author) Morris A. Graham
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Face in the Rock by Morris A. Graham
Book DescriptionOff the south shore of Lake Superior lies an island eight miles long and four miles wide, shaped like the palm of a hand. Known as Grand Island, it was once home to a sizeable community of Chippewa Indians who lived in harmony with the land and with each other. The tragic demise of the Grand Island Chippewa began more than two hundred years ago when their fellow tribesmen from the mainland goaded the peaceful islanders into joining them in a senseless battle with their rival the Sioux. The Chippewa heroes are personified by Powers of the Air, a young brave who was the sole survivor of that fateful battle. He related this event and other Chippewa legends to Henry Schoolcraft, an early ethnographer of Native Americans. Powers of the Air witnessed 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. 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. In A Face in the Rock, distinguished historian Loren R. Graham tells the fascinating story of the Grand Island Chippewa, and in so doing, presents a morality play about the plight of populations destroyed by the violence of other cultures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559633666
(241mm x 146mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Morris A. Graham
Stick Your Neck Out, Paperback (May 2005)
Meeting challenges and resolving conflicts are things that can be done by anyone with the passion to do so, according to John Graham. And he should know. A veteran conflict mediator, Graham heads the Giraffe Heroes Project, whose extensive workshops have helped communities, cities, organisations, and individuals deal with challenge and change.
You Can Make it Happen, Paperback (February 1998)
A motivational guide on how to overcome the adversities of life explains how to build self-esteem, surmount problems, and achieve personal success by determining who we are, creating a vision for ourselves, and making a commitment to realize that vision.
Proversity, Hardback (January 1997)» View all books by Morris A. Graham
In this book, Graham deals with the problem of managing a diverse, multi-ethnic work force. Describing a fictitious company where diversity is a problem, "Proversity" sets "scenes" and profiles different "characters" with different types of bias to show managers the best way to deal with various scenarios.
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