Mean Spirit (Paperback)

Author: Hogan, Linda

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"Extraordinary...If you take up no other novel this year, or next, this one will suffice to hold, to disturb, to enlighten and to inspire you."
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Early in this century, rivers of oil were found beneath Oklahoma land belonging to Indian people, and beautiful Grace Banket became the richest person in the Territory. But she was murdered by the greed of white men, and the Graycloud family, who cared for her daughter, began dying mysteriously. Letters sent to Washington, D.C. begging for help went unanswered, until at last a Native American government official, Stace Red Hawk, traveled west to investigate. What he found has been documented by history: rampant fraud, intimidation, and murder. But he also found something truly extraordinary--his deepest self and abiding love for his people, and their brave past.

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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780804108638
SKU 30158312
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0804108633
Release Date 4/10/2007
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"A story rooted in both truth and mystery, adn Lida Hogan has written it beautifully."
"A powerful, beautiful book."
"Linda Hogan's Mean Spirit is a marvel...an auspicious debut."
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Editors Note SELECTED BY THE LITERARY GUILD. "Extraordinary...If you take up no other novel this year, or next, this one will suffice to hold, to disturb, to enlighten and to inspire you."--NEWSDAY Early in this century, rivers of oil were found beneath Oklahoma land belonging to Indian people, and beautiful Grace Banket became the richest person in the Territory. But she was murdered by the greed of white men, and the Graycloud family, who cared for her daughter, began dying mysteriously. Letters sent to Washington, D.C. begging for help went unanswered, until at last a Native American government official, Stace Red Hawk, traveled west to investigate. What he found has been documented by history: rampant fraud, intimidation, and murder. But he also found something truly extraordinary--his deepest self and abiding love for his people, and their brave past.
Editors Note 1 Letters sent to Washington, D.C., from Oklahoma Indians begging for help go unanswered--until Native American government official, Stace Red Hawk, travels west to investigate. "I wish everyone would read Mean Spirit".--Tony Hillerman. Winner of the 1990 Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction.
Editors Note 2 SELECTED BY THE LITERARY GUILD"Extraordinary...If you take up no other novel this year, or next, this one will suffice to hold, to disturb, to enlighten and to inspire you."NEWSDAYEarly in this century, rivers of oil were found beneath Oklahoma land belonging to Indian people, and beautiful Grace Banket became the richest person in the Territory. But she was murdered by the greed of white men, and the Graycloud family, who cared for her daughter, began dying mysteriously. Letters sent to Washington, D.C. begging for help went unanswered, until at last a Native American government official, Stace Red Hawk, traveled west to investigate. What he found has been documented by history: rampant fraud, intimidation, and murder. But he also found something truly extraordinary--his deepest self and abiding love for his people, and their brave past.
Editors Note 3 Native Americans made rich by the Oklahoma oil boom of the 1920s fall victim to a campaign of fraud and intimidation on the part of white businessmen eager to rob them of their new-found wealth
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Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 0377
Publisher Ivy Books

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