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Three plays, N. Scott Momaday

Label
Three plays
Title
Three plays
Statement of responsibility
N. Scott Momaday
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Published here for the first time, these plays display the author's signature talent for interweaving oral and literary traditions. The Indolent Boys recounts the 1891 tragedy of runaways from the Kiowa Boarding School who froze to death while trying to return to their families. The play explores the consequences, for Indian students and their white teachers, of the federal program to "kill the Indian and save the Man." A joyous counterpoint to this tragedy, Children of the Sun is a short children's play that explains the people's relationship to the sun. The Moon in Two Windows, a screenplay set in the early 1900s, centers on the children of defeated Indian tribes, who are forced into assimilation at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where the U.S. government established the first off reservation boarding school. These plays are works that preserve the mythic and cultural tradition of unique tribal communities in the face of an increasingly homogeneous society
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
812/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O47
LC item number
T48 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Oklahoma stories & storytellers
Series volume
v. 3
Label
Three plays, N. Scott Momaday
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0710/2007003914.html
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Bear -- Buteo Regalis -- Comparatives -- Earth and I gave you turquoise -- Simile -- Plainview: 1 -- Plainview: 2 -- Plainview: 3 -- Plainview: 4 -- Fear of Bo-talee -- Horse that died of shame -- Delight song of Tsoai-talee -- Sun dance shield -- Headwaters -- Rainy mountain cemetery -- Angle of geese -- Gourd dancer -- New world -- Carriers of the dream wheel -- Stalker -- Colors of night -- North Dakota, north light -- Long shadows at Dulce -- Crows in a winter composition -- Anywhere is a street into the night -- Burning -- Wound -- Forms of the Earth at Abiquiu -- Gift -- Two figures -- Word on Billy the Kid -- Riding is an exercise of the mind -- Billy the Kid, his rocking horse, a lullaby -- Billy the boy at Silver City -- Henry McCarty witnesses his mother's marriage, 1 March 1873 -- Man in black -- He reckons geologic time according to his sign -- Prospector catches sight of him in the Dona Anas -- On the simple nature of his lust -- Girl at the doll house -- Billy's boast to an old blind woman at San Patricio -- He counts Anacita the weaver among his true loves -- Billy the Kid offers a kindness to an old man at Glorieta -- He encounters a player at words -- He would place a chair for sister Blandina -- Billy fixes a bully in his gaze -- Trees and evening sky -- He foretells disaster in a dream -- He enters upon the afternoon of his last day -- Billy the Kid, the departure of his soul, 14 July 1881 -- Wide empty landscape with a death in the foreground -- Two figures -- Story of a well-made shield -- Word on the plains shield -- Shattered sky shield -- Shield that came back -- Floating feathers shield -- Bote-talee's shield -- Sun dance shield -- Plainest of shields -- Shield of the time of the Bluebonnets -- Shield of which the less said the better -- Shield that died -- Walking bear's shield -- Shield of Pai-matone's brother -- Shield that was touched by Pretty Mouth -- Shield that was looked after by dogs -- Muddy horses shield -- Shield that was brought down from Tsoai -- Shield of two dreams -- Planned parenthood -- Death of beauty -- On futility -- On chastity -- Of ambition -- On the cause of a homely death -- Great Fillmore street buffalo drive -- Marina Green -- Nous avons vu la mer -- Fire at Thule -- Wreckage -- Old Guerre -- Hotel 1829 -- Concession -- Woman waiting on a porch -- Mogollon morning -- Prayer -- Four charms -- Rings of bone -- Scaffold bear -- If it could ascend -- My words do not hold -- Carnegie, Oklahoma, 1919 -- Lawrence ranch -- December 29, 1890 -- Fort Sill -- At risk
  • The indolent boys -- Children of the sun -- The moon in two windows
Control code
82673556
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 177 p.
Isbn
9780806138282
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007003914
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Edge of cover dented. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Phyllis S. Morgan, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-019). Signed presentation copy to donor. Hardbound with dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)82673556
Label
Three plays, N. Scott Momaday
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0710/2007003914.html
Publication
Contents
  • Bear -- Buteo Regalis -- Comparatives -- Earth and I gave you turquoise -- Simile -- Plainview: 1 -- Plainview: 2 -- Plainview: 3 -- Plainview: 4 -- Fear of Bo-talee -- Horse that died of shame -- Delight song of Tsoai-talee -- Sun dance shield -- Headwaters -- Rainy mountain cemetery -- Angle of geese -- Gourd dancer -- New world -- Carriers of the dream wheel -- Stalker -- Colors of night -- North Dakota, north light -- Long shadows at Dulce -- Crows in a winter composition -- Anywhere is a street into the night -- Burning -- Wound -- Forms of the Earth at Abiquiu -- Gift -- Two figures -- Word on Billy the Kid -- Riding is an exercise of the mind -- Billy the Kid, his rocking horse, a lullaby -- Billy the boy at Silver City -- Henry McCarty witnesses his mother's marriage, 1 March 1873 -- Man in black -- He reckons geologic time according to his sign -- Prospector catches sight of him in the Dona Anas -- On the simple nature of his lust -- Girl at the doll house -- Billy's boast to an old blind woman at San Patricio -- He counts Anacita the weaver among his true loves -- Billy the Kid offers a kindness to an old man at Glorieta -- He encounters a player at words -- He would place a chair for sister Blandina -- Billy fixes a bully in his gaze -- Trees and evening sky -- He foretells disaster in a dream -- He enters upon the afternoon of his last day -- Billy the Kid, the departure of his soul, 14 July 1881 -- Wide empty landscape with a death in the foreground -- Two figures -- Story of a well-made shield -- Word on the plains shield -- Shattered sky shield -- Shield that came back -- Floating feathers shield -- Bote-talee's shield -- Sun dance shield -- Plainest of shields -- Shield of the time of the Bluebonnets -- Shield of which the less said the better -- Shield that died -- Walking bear's shield -- Shield of Pai-matone's brother -- Shield that was touched by Pretty Mouth -- Shield that was looked after by dogs -- Muddy horses shield -- Shield that was brought down from Tsoai -- Shield of two dreams -- Planned parenthood -- Death of beauty -- On futility -- On chastity -- Of ambition -- On the cause of a homely death -- Great Fillmore street buffalo drive -- Marina Green -- Nous avons vu la mer -- Fire at Thule -- Wreckage -- Old Guerre -- Hotel 1829 -- Concession -- Woman waiting on a porch -- Mogollon morning -- Prayer -- Four charms -- Rings of bone -- Scaffold bear -- If it could ascend -- My words do not hold -- Carnegie, Oklahoma, 1919 -- Lawrence ranch -- December 29, 1890 -- Fort Sill -- At risk
  • The indolent boys -- Children of the sun -- The moon in two windows
Control code
82673556
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 177 p.
Isbn
9780806138282
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007003914
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Edge of cover dented. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Phyllis S. Morgan, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-019). Signed presentation copy to donor. Hardbound with dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)82673556

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