While the Locust Slept

Through transcendent prose, an Ojibwe man chronicles his survival of abuse and bigotry at a state orphanage in the 1930s and the brutal farm indenture that followed.

While the Locust Slept


Changed Forever Volume II

While. the. Locust. Slept. Peter Razor, a Shinnob (Anishinaabe) and a “
Fondjalacker” (from Fond du Lac in Jim Northrup's parlance, like Northrup himself
, as discussed later), was born in November 1928.1 As was the case for Charles
Eastman ...

Changed Forever  Volume II

The second volume of the first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools. After a theoretical and historical introduction to American Indian boarding-school literature, Changed Forever, Volume II examines the autobiographical writings of a number of Native Americans who attended the federal Indian boarding schools. Considering a wide range of tribal writers, some of them well known—like Charles Eastman, Luther Standing Bear, and Zitkala-Sa—but most of them little known—like Walter Littlemoon, Adam Fortunate Eagle, Reuben Snake, and Edna Manitowabi, among others—the book offers the first wide-ranging assessment of their texts and their thoughts about their experiences at the schools. Arnold Krupat is Professor Emeritus, Sarah Lawrence College and the author of many books, including Changed Forever, Volume 1: American Indian Boarding-School Literature and “That the People Might Live”: Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy.

Minnesota History

NEW FROM MHS PRESS WHILE THE LOCUST SLEPT A Memoir Peter Razor
While the LOCUSE Slept Henco wa ... and racial prejudice as he movingly recalls
his years as a ward of the state and indentured laborer in Minnesota during the ...

Minnesota History

Vol. 6 includes the 23d Biennial report of the Society, 1923/24, as an extra number.

Library Journal

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proudly cheers when Janet eagerly influential in the life of his niece Katherine
berg links to an ... While the Locust Slept : consin Technical Coll . , La Crosse
Morrow ...

Library Journal

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

MultiCultural Review

... anthology of Ojibwe writing edited by Anton Treuer ; a reissue of Gerald
Vizenor ' s 1973 title The Everlasting Sky : Voices of the Anishinabe People ;
While the Locust Slept , Peter Razor ' s memoir of boarding school in the 1930s
and 1940s ...

MultiCultural Review


OAH Newsletter

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WHILE THE LOCUST SLEPT A Memoir ... racial prejudice as he movingly recalls
his years as a ward of the state and indentured laborer in Minnesota during the ...

OAH Newsletter


Old Friend from Far Away

... Romantic Education by Patricia Hampl When Heaven and Earth Changed
Places by Le Ly Hayslip A Moveable Feast ... by Geneen Roth Patrimony by
Philip Roth While the Locust Slept by Peter Razor Some Great Memoirs to Read
Always ...

Old Friend from Far Away

Millions of Americans want to write about their lives. With this book as the road map for getting started and following through, writers and readers will gain a deeper understanding of their own minds, learn to connect with their senses in order to find t

Library Media Connection

While the Locust Slept by Peter Razor . Minnesota Historical Society Press , 2001
. 0873514017 A former Ojibwa ward of the state's mistreatment and child abuse .
• Winning the Dust Bowl by Carter Revard . University of Arizona Press , 2001.

Library Media Connection


Living Our Language

... Sky : Voices of the Anishinabe People Gerald Vizenor Living Our Language :
Ojibwe Tales and Oral Histories Anton Treuer , editor While the Locust Slept : A
Memoir Peter Razor Living Our Language Ojibwe Tales & Oral Histories Edited
by.

Living Our Language

A language carries a people's memories, whether they are recounted as individual reminiscences, as communal history, or as humorous tales. This collection of stories from Anishinaabe elders offers a history of a people at the same time that it seeks to preserve the language of that people. As fluent speakers of Ojibwe grow older, the community questions whether younger speakers know the language well enough to pass it on to the next generation. Young and old alike are making widespread efforts to preserve the Ojibwe language, and, as part of this campaign, Anton Treuer has collected stories from Anishinaabe elders living at Leech Lake, White Earth, Mille Lacs, Red Lake, and St. Croix reservations. Based on interviews Treuer conducted with ten elders -- Archie Mosay, Jim Clark, Melvin Eagle, Joe Auginaush, Collins Oakgrove, Emma Fisher, Scott Headbird, Susan Jackson, Hartley White, and Porky White -- this anthology presents the elders' stories transcribed in Ojibwe with English translation on facing pages. These stories contain a wealth of information, including oral histories of the Anishinaabe people and personal reminiscences, educational tales, and humorous anecdotes. Treuer's translations of these stories preserve the speakers' personalities, allowing their voices to emerge from the page. This dual-language text will prove instructive for those interested in Ojibwe language and culture, while the stories themselves offer the gift of a living language and the history of a people.

Directory of History Departments Historical Organizations and Historians

The manuscript collection originated in 1868 when the society received the
papers of Lawrence Taliaferro , U.S. ... Recent books include Voices for the Land
by Brian Peterson , winner of three Minnesota Book Awards ; While the Locust
Slept ...

Directory of History Departments  Historical Organizations  and Historians


The Earth Speaks

They sang and danced , but the blushing bud did not stir on the pendant leaf .
The sleeping locust slept , while the birds sat in their downy nests , and all the
leaves raised a look of anguish , then drooped . The cruel hand of an alien and ...

The Earth Speaks


The Locust Room

He rarely slept , but it didn ' t bother him now as it had done , when he thought
everyone had the same needs , the same basic requirements for rest and food
and contact . People found it difficult to believe that he could survive on so little ,
but ...

The Locust Room

The finest and most disturbing novel yet from the author of "The Dumb House" and The Mercy Boys. Twenty-five years ago a rapist stalked the streets of Cambridge attacking young women and subjecting them to violent assaults. These events form the background to this extraordinary novel in which circumstances force a young male photographer to examine his relations with women, and with other men. Over one dramatic summer, he becomes involved in a series of sexual intrigues as he journeys towards self-definition. What emerges from an atmosphere of tension and terror is a moving examination of male tenderness, individual autonomy and personal grace.

Sister Nations

Sister Nations

A collection of poetry, fiction, and essays by Native American women, reflecting on the relation of women to their community, including transformation in the female experience, the theme of inner strength, reactions to stereotypes and simplified images, love, and sex.

While America Slept

A wealthy , easygoing land THIS ENCIRCLEMENT GAME was stripped clean by
the Nazis as by an all - devouring cloud of locusts - as Austria and
Czechoslovakia had been , September 24 , 1941 and as all Western Europe was
soon to be .

While America Slept


Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books


The Independent Reflector Or Weekly Essays on Sundry Important Subjects More Particularly Adapted to the Province of New York

Then Sigr rode forward in in her goat skin churn when the message the presence
of them all and cried aloud : ( ame . ... and made coffee for " Tis the babble of an
infant , him , and his spirit was soothed , and he The chirp of a locust ; slept .

The Independent Reflector  Or  Weekly Essays on Sundry Important Subjects  More Particularly Adapted to the Province of New York