9780803236370-0803236379-In the Land of the Grasshopper Song: Two Women in the Klamath River Indian Country in 1908-09, Second Edition

In the Land of the Grasshopper Song: Two Women in the Klamath River Indian Country in 1908-09, Second Edition

ISBN-13: 9780803236370
ISBN-10: 0803236379
Edition: 2nd ed.
Author: Arnold, Mary Ellicott, Reed, Mabel
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Bison Books
Format: Paperback 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780803236370
ISBN-10: 0803236379
Edition: 2nd ed.
Author: Arnold, Mary Ellicott, Reed, Mabel
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Bison Books
Format: Paperback 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Arnold, Mary Ellicott, Reed, Mabel wrote In the Land of the Grasshopper Song: Two Women in the Klamath River Indian Country in 1908-09, Second Edition comprising 352 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0803236379 and 9780803236370. Since then In the Land of the Grasshopper Song: Two Women in the Klamath River Indian Country in 1908-09, Second Edition textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.22 or rent at the marketplace.

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In 1908 easterners Mary Ellicott Arnold and Mabel Reed accepted appointments as field matrons in Karuk tribal communities in the Klamath and Salmon River country of northern California. In doing so, they joined a handful of white women in a rugged region that retained the frontier mentality of the gold rush some fifty years earlier. Hired to promote the federal government’s assimilation of American Indians, Arnold and Reed instead found themselves adapting to the world they entered, a complex and contentious territory of Anglo miners and Karuk families.

In the Land of the Grasshopper Song, Arnold and Reed’s account of their experiences, shows their irreverence towards Victorian ideals of womanhood, recounts their respect toward and friendship with Karuks, and offers a rare portrait of women’s western experiences in this era. Writing with self-deprecating humor, the women recall their misadventures as women “in a white man’s country” and as whites in Indian country. A story about crossing cultural divides, In the Land of the Grasshopper Song also documents Karuk resilience despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

New material by Susan Bernardin, André Cramblit, and Terry Supahan provides rich biographical, cultural, and historical contexts for understanding the continuing importance of this story for Karuk people and other readers.

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