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Author: N Scott Momaday; Charles H. Stone Collection (J. Murrey Atkins Library)
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2007.
Series: Oklahoma stories & storytellers, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Published here for the first time, these plays display the author's signature talent for interweaving oral and literary traditions. The indolent boys recounts the 1891 tragedy of runaways from the Kiowa Boarding School who froze to death while trying to return to their families. The play explores the consequences, for Indian students and their white teachers, of the federal program to "kill the Indian and save the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Children's plays
Screenplays
Juvenile works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Momaday, N. Scott, 1934-
Three plays.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608436993
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: N Scott Momaday; Charles H. Stone Collection (J. Murrey Atkins Library)
ISBN: 9780806138282 0806138289
OCLC Number: 82673556
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
The indolent boys -- Children of the sun -- The moon in two windows.
MRA
Description: ix, 177 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The indolent boys --
Children of the sun --
The moon in two windows.
Series Title: Oklahoma stories & storytellers, v. 3.
Other Titles: Indolent boys.
Children of the sun.
Moon in two windows.
Plays.
Oklahoma stories & storytellers ;
Responsibility: N. Scott Momaday.
Local System Bib Number:
.b24360478

Abstract:

Published here for the first time, these plays display the author's signature talent for interweaving oral and literary traditions. The indolent boys recounts the 1891 tragedy of runaways from the Kiowa Boarding School who froze to death while trying to return to their families. The play explores the consequences, for Indian students and their white teachers, of the federal program to "kill the Indian and save the Man." A joyous counterpoint to this tragedy, Children of the sun is a short children's play that explains the people's relationship to the sun. The moon in two windows, a screenplay set in the early 1900s, centers on the children of defeated Indian tribes, who are forced into assimilation at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where the U.S. government established the first off reservation boarding school. These plays are works that preserve the mythic and cultural tradition of unique tribal communities in the face of an increasingly homogeneous society.
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