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Title:
A god on every mountain top : stories of Southwest Indian sacred mountains
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Publication Information:
New York : Scribner, 1981.
ISBN:
9780684167589
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64 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Abstract:
Presents a collection of legends about North American Indians.
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Presents a collection of legends about North American Indians.


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Kirkus Review

Indians who have left the reservation and moved to Tucson find city living confusing in this slight, low-keyed story of values in conflict, with the white hats all pressed on Papago heads. Maria Vasquez, evicted from a condemned house, has her welfare allowance revoked because she has no address. Mrs. Domingo wins a swimming pool and, having no running water, has it installed, roofed, and uses it as an extra room. JosÉ Vasquez, once again released from jail, finds a holy medal and enjoys a streak of good luck, getting good money for the mattresses stolen from Maria. A social worker has the hots for Gabriel Soto, an Indian artist who tells her he is Flaming Arrow; later, naked, she intones, ""Honestly, Flaming Arrow, I think you can teach me to be as primitive as you are."" And two Red Power Indians from Chicago, who speak only English, act up for the TV cameras in order to get the swimming pool filled--much to Mrs. Domingo's distress. The white case workers, all suffering from professional astigmatism, ask ludicrous questions and misinterpret everything, and an anthropology researcher, cruising the local beer hall, does no better: ""Who was the most important motivating figure for you between the ages of six to twelve, twelve to fourteen, fourteen to eighteen?"" Near-sighted comelodrama with little holding power. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.