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I am where I come from : Native American college students and graduates tell their life stories / edited by Andrew Garrod, Robert Kilkenny, and Melanie Benson Taylor ; with a foreword by K. Tsianina Lomawaima

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Garrod, Andrew 1937-  Search this
Kilkenny, Robert  Search this
Taylor, Melanie Benson 1976-  Search this
Container of (work): Prince, Shannon Seeking to be whole  Search this
Dartmouth College Students  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 279 pages ; 23 cm
New Hampshire
"The essays by N. Bruce Duthu, Davina Two Bears, and Bob Bennett originally appeared in the 1997 book, First Person, First Peoples: Native American College Graduates Tell Their Life Stories"--Foreword.
NMAI Gift of Michael Hardy
Seeking to be whole / Shannon Joyce Prince -- Bringing back a piece of the sky / Blythe George -- Chahta hattak sia, I am a Choctaw man / Preston Wells -- Nihalgai bahane : a fourth world story / Jerry Watchman -- Bracelets upon my soul / MaKoQuah Jones -- My journey to healing / Kalina Newmark -- Little woman from Lame Deer / Cinnamon Spear -- Village girl / AlexAnna Salmon -- Future ancestor / Hillary Abe -- An unpredictable journey / John Around Him -- I walk in beauty / Davina Ruth Begaye Two Bears -- The good ol' days when times were bad / N. Bruce Duthu -- Why didn't you teach me? / Bob Bennett
"I Am Where I Come From presents the autobiographies of thirteen Native American undergraduates and graduates of Dartmouth College, ten of them current and recent students. Twenty years ago, Cornell University Press published First Person, First Peoples: Native American College Graduates Tell Their Life Stories, also about the experiences of Native American students at Dartmouth College. I Am Where I Come From addresses similar themes and experiences, but it is very much a new book for a new generation of college students. Three of the essays from the earlier book are gathered into a section titled "Continuing Education," each followed by a shorter reflection from the author on his or her experience since writing the original essay. All three have changed jobs multiple times, returned to school for advanced degrees, started and increased their families, and, along the way, continuously revised and refined what it means to be Indian. The autobiographies contained in I Am Where I Come From explore issues of native identity, adjustment to the college environment, cultural and familial influences, and academic and career aspirations."--Publisher's Web site.
Education (Higher)  Search this
Indian college students  Search this
Minority college graduates  Search this
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