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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0803282575
ISBN-13: 9780803282575
Sku: 30453116
Publish Date: 11/28/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  200
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When Vince Mendoza began to write his life story, he turned to his memory of visiting the deathbed of his great-grandmother, a Creek Indian who embodied the history and dauntless will of her people. The memory inspired both sorrow and boundless pride. Son of Two Bloods, Mendozas vibrant and candid account of his life, is full of such grief and rejoicing. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1947, Mendoza was the child of a Creek mother and a Mexican father. In this book he vividly portrays his Mexican and Indian relatives and his confusing, often painful, childhood interactions with the dominant white society. He left childhood behind when he was sent to Vietnam. There he found hatred, terror, and camaraderie in equal measures. On returning from Vietnam Mendoza faced professional, economic, and personal struggles but found consolation in love, family, and friendship. His moving account of his first wifes courageous, losing battle with cancer ends with renewal as Mendoza remarries and decides to explore his past, and his people, in writing. Endure, then weep, he writes at last, endure, and be rewarded, endure and rejoice, endure and learn. *Author: Mendoza, Vincent L. *Series Title: North American Indian Prose Award *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 200 *Publication Date: 1999/06/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 8.22 x 5.24 x 0.58 inches
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When Vince Mendoza began to write his life story, he turned to his memory of visiting the deathbed of his great-grandmother, a Creek Indian who embodied the history and dauntless will of her people. The memory inspired both sorrow and boundless pride.
 
Son of Two Bloods, Mendoza's vibrant and candid account of his life, is full of such grief and rejoicing. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1947, Mendoza was the child of a Creek mother and a Mexican father. In this book he vividly portrays his Mexican and Indian relatives and his confusing, often painful, childhood interactions with the dominant white society. He left childhood behind when he was sent to Vietnam. There he found hatred, terror, and camaraderie in equal measures.
 
On returning from Vietnam Mendoza faced professional, economic, and personal struggles but found consolation in love, family, and friendship. His moving account of his first wife's courageous, losing battle with cancer ends with renewal as Mendoza remarries and decides to explore his past, and his people, in writing. "Endure, then weep," he writes at last, "endure, and be rewarded, endure and rejoice, endure and learn."
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The autobiography of a half-Native American, half-Mexican man, from his adolescence in Oklahoma to his service in Vietnam.

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"....[B]orn of a Creek Indian mother and a mariachi-playing Mexican father...Mendoza's saga of growing up in and around Tulsa, while swimming his way to maturity in confusing cross-currents of Native American, Chicano, and white American cultural pressures, is truly the story of this country's past, present, and future....Mendoza has told his story vividly and cleanly, creating an illuminating tale filled with poignant loss, dauntless courage and corny, heartland humor that may be foreign to most, but is ultimately as American as this country's multicolored flag." - Glenn Gerhart

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0200
Product attributePublisher:   Bison Books
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