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  • ISBN: 9780062671189
  • ISBN: 0062671189
  • Physical Description: print
    451 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
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    • Most Copies: 3 / 5.0
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 4 / 5.0

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Summary, etc.: It is 1953. Thomas Wazhushk is the night watchman at the first factory to open near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a prominent Chippewa Council member, trying to understand a new bill that is soon to be put before Congress. The US Government calls it an 'emancipation' bill; but it isn't about freedom - it threatens the rights of Native Americans to their land, their very identity. How can he fight this betrayal? Unlike most of the girls on the reservation, Pixie - 'Patrice' - Paranteau has no desire to wear herself down on a husband and kids. She works at the factory, earning barely enough to support her mother and brother, let alone her alcoholic father who sometimes returns home to bully her for money. But Patrice needs every penny to get if she's ever going to get to Minnesota to find her missing sister Vera. In The Night Watchman multi-award winning author Louise Erdrich weaves together a story of past and future generations, of preservation and progress. She grapples with the worst and best impulses of human nature, illuminating the loves and lives, desires and ambitions of her characters with compassion, wit and intelligence.
Subject: Indians of North America North Dakota Fiction
Ojibwa Indians Fiction
Indians of North America Government relations Fiction
Indian termination policy Fiction
Dysfunctional families Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota Officials and employees Fiction
Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation (N.D.) Fiction
FICTION / Literary
FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal
FICTION / Cultural Heritage
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
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