The Heartsong of Charging Elk

by James Welch | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385496753 Global Overview for this book
Registered by lauraloo29 of Edmonton, Alberta Canada on 9/8/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Saturday, September 08, 2007
Charging Elk, an Oglala Sioux, joins Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and journeys from the Black Hills of South Dakota to the back streets of nineteenth-century Marseille. Left behind in a Marseille hospital after a serious injury while the show travels on, he is forced to remake his life alone in a strange land. He struggles to adapt as well as he can, while holding on to the memories and traditions of life on the Plains and eventually falling in love. But none of the worlds the Indian has known can prepare him for the betrayal that follows.

Journal Entry 2 by lauraloo29 at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Good read. Interesting story. Not one I had thought about. Sad and yet okay. I am always amazed that there are those who are white who feel they are above or smarter or more entitled than those who are not.

As I think of Charging Elk being a Lakota and the Dakota Pipeline issue I am saddened that nothing has really changed.

Journal Entry 3 by lauraloo29 at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Sunday, March 12, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (3/15/2017 UTC) at Edmonton, Alberta Canada

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Sending to the winner of the Export an Animal Sweepstakes! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingkirjakkowing at Sipoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, March 23, 2017
Oops, this looks like a hundred hankie -book. And being left in France in the 19th century must have been an ordeal as as late as 1986 nobody in the tourist info of Gare de Nord (central railway station of Paris) spoke English.

Journal Entry 5 by wingkirjakkowing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, October 28, 2017
Making more than a mental note that I've tagged Poodlesister with this book, so it goes up on the hills of Mnt.TBR. Will be seeing Poodlesister in London Town next month.

Edit: Tried the book out, but even the prologue was so depressing that I decided just to give the book on to Poodlesister. When I was little I was always on the Indians' side when there were westerns on telly. It is so sad what happened to them - and to buffalos.

Journal Entry 6 by wingkirjakkowing at Green Park, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, November 12, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (11/15/2017 UTC) at Green Park, Greater London United Kingdom

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Enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Thanks for the wishlist book Kirjakko!

Journal Entry 8 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 20, 2017
A moving and ultimately hopeful read.

Journal Entry 9 by wingPoodlesisterwing at UK Wishlist Tag, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (12/23/2017 UTC) at UK Wishlist Tag, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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A wishlist book going to Tanamo.

Journal Entry 10 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, December 30, 2017
The book has arrived safely. Thanks also for the bc labels. Sounds like you had a good Christmas as did hubby and I. We've not got anything much planned for New Year though as storms are forecast so it may be breaking open a bottle of wine, watching a bit of tv and/or reading a book.
Best wishes to you for 2018

Journal Entry 11 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 20, 2019
At first I struggled with this book. For around the first four chapters it was really keeping my attention but I persevered and I'm glad I did as I eventually engaged with the main character and started to enjoy the story and I liked the gentle and completely believable ending.

Journal Entry 12 by wingTanamowing at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, May 17, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (5/17/2019 UTC) at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom

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Mailed as RABCK to another bookcrosser who has this on her wishlist.

Journal Entry 13 by Korky at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 20, 2019
Thanks Tanamo, arrived safely and joining the terrible TBRs.

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