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The Education of Little Tree - Forrest Carter
The Education of Little Tree
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The Education of Little Tree tells of a boy orphaned very young, who is adopted by his Cherokee grandmother and half-Cherokee grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee during the Great Depression.“Little Tree” as his grandparents call him is shown how to hunt and survive in the... show more
The Education of Little Tree tells of a boy orphaned very young, who is adopted by his Cherokee grandmother and half-Cherokee grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee during the Great Depression.“Little Tree” as his grandparents call him is shown how to hunt and survive in the mountains, to respect nature in the Cherokee Way, taking only what is needed, leaving the rest for nature to run its course.Little Tree also learns the often callous ways of white businessmen and tax collectors, and how Granpa, in hilarious vignettes, scares them away from his illegal attempts to enter the cash economy. Granma teaches Little Tree the joys of reading and education. But when Little Tree is taken away by whites for schooling, we learn of the cruelty meted out to Indian children in an attempt to assimilate them and of Little Tree’s perception of the Anglo world and how it differs from the Cherokee Way. A classic of its era, and an enduring book for all ages, The Education of Little Tree has now been redesigned for this twenty-fifth anniversary edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780826328090 (0826328091)
ASIN: 826328091
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
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travelin
travelin rated it
5.0 The Education of Little Tree
Oh my. My, my, my. Read the "more" of his biography here. Why, why, why...I'd just like to add that whatever he was, Carter was an odd sort of clever and he tapped into a zeitgeist which managed to fascinate me 3 decades later.Another book I've read suggests that the Scots-Irish in Appalachia were t...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
2.0 The Education of Little Tree
A literary hoax with seriously sinister origins.Mr. F. was an amazing teacher. He was my social studies teacher in 5th and 6th grade and I even had him for a homeroom teacher. A main part of his curriculum was a game of, essentially, historical competitive Dungeons and Dragons, in 5th grade as colon...
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