House of purple cedar
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326 pages ; 24 cm
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English
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"The hour has come to speak of troubled times. It is time we spoke of Skullyville." Thus begins Rose Goode's story of her growing up in Indian Territory in pre-statehood Oklahoma. Skullyville, a once-thriving Choctaw community, was destroyed by land-grabbers, culminating in the arson on New Year's Eve, 1896, of New Hope Academy for Girls. Twenty Choctaw girls died, but Rose escaped. She is blessed by the presence of her grandmother Pokoni and her grandfather Amafo, both respected elders who understand the old ways. Soon after the fire, the white sheriff beats Amafo in front of the town's people, humiliating him. Instead of asking the Choctaw community to avenge the beating, her grandfather decides to follow the path of forgiveness. And so unwinds this tale of mystery, Indian-style magical realism, and deep wisdom. It's a world where backwoods spiritualism and Bible-thumping Christianity mix with bad guys; a one-legged woman shop-keeper, her oaf of a husband, herbal potions, and shape-shifting panthers rendering justice. Tim Tingle-a scholar of his nation's language, culture, and spirituality-tells Rose's story of good and evil with understanding and even laugh-out-loud Choctaw humor.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Tingle, T. (2014). House of purple cedar (First edition.). Cinco Puntos Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tingle, Tim. 2014. House of Purple Cedar. Cinco Puntos Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tingle, Tim. House of Purple Cedar Cinco Puntos Press, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Tingle, Tim. House of Purple Cedar First edition., Cinco Puntos Press, 2014.

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