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Author Gibson, Jon L.

Title Spirit wind / Jon L. Gibson
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 182 pages) : maps
Series Fire Ant Books
Fire ant books.
Contents Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Spirit Child; 2. The Healing Way; 3. Snakebite Healer; 4. Lessons in Healing; 5. The Red Bead; 6. Cloud Bringer, Father-of-Storm-Rider; 7. "War"; 8. Mourning Time; 9. Stone-Arrow-Point People; 10. Cutting Cane and Gathering Dyes; 11. Passing on Traditions; 12. Nobles and Commoners; 13. The Bone Basket; 14. Ambush at Round Island; 15. Cannibal Beasts; 16. Captives' Sentences; 17. Remembering Bent Woman's Teachings; 18. Escape; 19. Homecoming; Glossary; Further Reading
Summary When the mighty wind blows through the swamps of southern Louisiana, it changes not only the land, but the inhabitants as well. Just such a wind brought a lone infant into the care of the Chitimacha Indians deep in the Atchafalaya swamp. Raised by the tribal holy man, Storm Rider grows to adolescence as a respected tribal member, steeped in the wisdom and traditions of his adopted people. Their clan competitions, life-cycle rituals, social interactions, and subsistence labors are well explained in this historical novel. When captured by an enemy raiding party, Storm Rider and his nemesis, the
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Subject Chitimacha Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Atchafalaya River Valley (La.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009020599
ISBN 0817382488 (electronic bk.)
9780817382483 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)