• Crow Testament

    Cain lifts Crow, that heavy black bird
    and strikes down Abel.... more »

  • Evolution

    Buffalo Bill opens a pawn shop on the reservation
    right across the border from the liquor store
    and he stays open 24 hours a day,7 days a week... more »

  • Good Hair

    Hey, Indian boy, why (why!) did you slice off your braids?
    Do you grieve their loss? Have you thought twice about your braids?

    With that long, black hair, you looked overtly Indian.... more »

  • How To Write The Great American Indian Novel

    All of the Indians must have tragic features: tragic noses, eyes, and arms.
    Their hands and fingers must be tragic when they reach for tragic food.

    The hero must be a half-breed, half white and half Indian, preferably... more »

  • On The Amtrak From Boston To New York City

    The white woman across the aisle from me says 'Look,
    look at all the history, that house
    on the hill there is over two hundred years old, '
    as she points out the window past me... more »

  • The Business of Fancydancing

    After driving all night, trying to reach
    Arlee in time for the fancydance
    finals, a case of empty
    beer bottles shaking our foundations, we... more »