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Fredericksburg ghost stories

It’s spring break and almost daylight savings, and so maybe I should be thinking about spring cleaning. But since we’re still dipping down into the single digits, and looking at 3-5 inches of snow and ice and frozenish crud tomorrow, … Continue reading

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I don’t always read for pleasure…

…but when I do, it’s still about Indians. Sometimes, anyway, though the two most recent were. Sort of. If you haven’t read any of Sherman Alexie‘s work, get on it (or, better yet, listen to an audio version that he … Continue reading

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Back to what you’d expect

I have to think anyone who is reading this blog has been wondering, “Where are the Indians?” lately. Well, you knew I had to come back to them at some point this summer, and here we are. The Calloway book … Continue reading

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Reading about home

I suppose I live in Virginia now, huh? That’s not entirely why these are my two most recent reads, but it maybe had at least a small influence. At any rate, it was fun to see Fredericksburg, Stafford County, the … Continue reading

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Abby Normal and Nosferatu

Lest anyone think all I read is historical. Christopher Moore first pulled me in with Island of the Sequined Love Nun and The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, but he really won me over with Lamb: The Gospel According to … Continue reading

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Early summer (academic) reading

My brain may have been majorly dysfunctional for a week or so after the semester ended, but I find reading a good way to ramp my activity back up again. I’ve tackled┬áTHE STACK. Actually, Newman wasn’t on the stack because … Continue reading

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Wildly unrealistic summer reading plans

Yeah that’s right. It’s just not going to happen. And frankly, I made myself stop pulling books I’ve not yet read from the shelf and adding them to the stack, but there are more I’d like to be there, and … Continue reading

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The Art of Not Grading

I’ve written here before that I do occasionally manage some recreational reading, though based on the series of posts centered on books I’ve assigned for class, and the relative dearth of those I’ve picked up for kicks, that assertion may … Continue reading

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Science, myth, and Native American knowledge

Finished this up over the weekend. Deloria is always a good read, and whether or not you agree with what he has to say, you can’t say he’s not provocative. To sum this one up: “We do not know the … Continue reading

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Removing Indians to create National Parks

Although most of our readings for American Wilderness so far have focused on Euroamerican conceptions/constructions, we’ve inevitably discussed Native Americans some in the midst of our conversations (often prefaced with something like “I know Sellers wants us to say something … Continue reading

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