Ordeal of Running Standing

Ordeal of Running Standing

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 190mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552093807
  • 9780552093804

Review Text

True to life and the lifestyle of the Indians (Mr. Fall is part Indian) this is the stubborn to spunky story of Running Standing, a Kiowa (Kiowas are bitter-enders) and his girl-wife Crosses-the-River, a Jesus Cheyenne, who says "we must all become white. It is only a matter of time." Because of her he goes to the Indian school in Carlisle (remember Jim Thorpe), does well in sports and then heads on to New York lured by hopes of money and power. Meanwhile Crosses-the-River goes home to help her people and has his child. In time Running-Standing returns, determined to beat the whites at their own game which in this case is oil (his mother's "medicine-spring" preserve) but there are betrayals, and betrayals, which leave Running Standing only with "his honor and his Kiowa soul" since the Jesus Road is paved with anything except Christianity. . . . An angry, occasionally funny story which has a sympathetically indigenous integrity and spirit. Lots of spirit. (Age it up and down and also to be considered - its cinematographic appeal.) (Kirkus Reviews)show more