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"One of the classic books of Native American poetry . . . Ortiz's ravishing and haunting tribute to the tragedy at Sand Creek has never been equaled." —Bloomsbury Review

About the Author

Poet, fiction writer, essayist, and storyteller Simon Ortiz is a native of Acoma Pueblo and is the author of numerous books.
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  • Series: Sun Tracks (Book 42)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press (January 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816519935
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816519934
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By James Stripes on April 14, 2000
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In November 1864 in Colorado Territory a village of Cheyenne and Arapaho was savagely assaulted by the Colorado Volunteers under the leadership of the Reverend Colonel Chivington. Ortiz calls to mind this event in prose, and then offers on the facing page poetry of hope and renewal. That is how this remarkable book begins. Throughout the book, the author (one of the best American poets writing today) pairs poems on one page with historical vignettes, personal notes, and political comments on the facing page. The book moves through alcohol treatment in VA hospitals, American mythology that undergirds a sense of mission, episodes in Indian-white relations, and many other such topics. In this work Ortiz builds toward a vision of America that is political committed, spiritually centered, and humanizing. He expresses this vision in full knowledge and acceptance of the awful truths of patterns of mistreatment and oppression. Unlike so much of the patriotism that is rooted in a "my country right or wrong" attitude, Ortiz writes as an Acoma Pueblo Indian and US citizen who loves this country deeply for what it can be.
I came to this book a number of years ago full of anger and cynicism developing as a result of learning the history that had been suppressed from the school curriculum. I had always been deeply patriotic, but was finding the truth might shatter that. Ortiz offered more evidence of the lies, but placed these facts in a framework of a dream "of love and compassion and knowledge" (96). No book has done more for the development of my sense of myself as a white American. From my point of view this book is simply the best book in print (and it was out of print for several years).
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nathaniel's Kin on February 13, 2014
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But you better be prepared to have your heart broken by this reporting of the quiet horror that has defined the experience of Native Americans since the genocidal fury of the European Invasion began. This is gorgeous minimalist poetry dealing with existential issues that I could not read for very long without weeping and having to put it down for another day. When I think about the lies I was taught in school: The Winning of the West, Manifest Destiny, all of it, I am disgusted with my white compatriots and have only a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for Ortiz and so many others who have managed to respond from such a compassionate but relentlessly clear-eyed place. Thankfully the role of the artist is to stand for truth in the face of the ignorant and uncaring status quo.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mysticview on January 24, 2014
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There are not many Native American authors and this book brought tears to my eyes. He is an excellent author bringing realty that is not well known (Sand Creek Anniliation) to the reader in a most unique way. I suggest everyone get this book and understand what the Native Americans have suffered in the past and yet today suffer some of the same attrocities. Simon J. Ortiz, my hat is off to you, keep them coming and readers, if you do not have this book, I suggest you get it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lauren H. on February 25, 2013
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This book was in excellent shape and arrived so quickly! I needed that because i needed to read this book for class. I also thought this book was moving, intense, wonderfully written, and overall an excellent read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By voracious reader on February 16, 2014
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Ortiz' poetry possess an elegant simplicity that makes his exploration of Sand Creek especially poignant. His response to this tragedy is graceful, dignified, and profound.
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