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Yellow Bird : oil, murder, and a woman's search for justice in Indian country  Cover Image Book Book

Yellow Bird : oil, murder, and a woman's search for justice in Indian country

Summary: "When Lissa Yellow Bird was released from prison in 2009, she found her home, the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, transformed by the Bakken oil boom. In her absence, the landscape had been altered beyond recognition, her tribal government swayed by corporate interests, and her community burdened by a surge in violence and addiction. Three years later, when Lissa learned that a young white oil worker, Kristopher 'KC' Clarke, had disappeared from his reservation worksite, she became particularly concerned. No one knew where Clarke had gone, and no one but his mother was actively looking for him. Unfolding like a gritty mystery, Yellow Bird traces Lissa's steps as she obsessively hunts for clues to Clarke's disappearance. She navigates two worlds -- that of her own tribe, changed by its newfound wealth, and that of the non-Native oil workers, down on their luck, who have come to find work on the heels of the economic recession. Her pursuit becomes an effort at redemption -- an atonement for her own crimes and a reckoning with generations of trauma. Yellow Bird is both an exquisitely written, masterfully reported story about a search for justice and a remarkable portrait of a complex woman who is smart, funny, eloquent, compassionate, and -- when it serves her cause -- manipulative. Ultimately, it is a deep examination of the legacy of systematic violence inflicted on a tribal nation and a tale of extraordinary healing"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780399589164
  • ISBN: 0399589155
  • ISBN: 9780399589157
  • Physical Description: 379 pages : illustration, maps ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-375).
Formatted Contents Note: The brightest Yellow Bird -- Missing -- Oil kings -- The great mystery -- What good is money if you end up in hell -- The flyer -- The church -- What she broke -- Sarah -- The search -- The gunman -- Confessions -- Us against the world -- The Badlands -- Trial -- The body -- Shauna -- What they say we loved.
Subject: Criminal investigation
Missing persons
United States
Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota
North Dakota Fort Berthold Indian Reservation
Social conditions
Oil industry workers
Missing persons Investigation
Criminal investigation Citizen participation
Murder
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.) Social conditions
Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota
Oil industry workers North Dakota Fort Berthold Indian Reservation
Criminal investigation United States Citizen participation
Murder North Dakota Fort Berthold Indian Reservation
Missing persons Investigation North Dakota Fort Berthold Indian Reservation
Clarke, Kristopher
Yellow Bird, Lissa
Genre: True crime stories.
Crime.
True crime stories.

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