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Okla Hannali - by R a Lafferty (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 242

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: General

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Author: R a Lafferty

Language: English

TCIN: 77829579
UPC: 9780806123493
Item Number (DPCI): 247-15-9426

Description

This curious and wonderful tall tale contributes to the apocalyptic revision of American history that began with Little Big Man and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. It's the tale of Hannali Innominee, a 'Mingo' or natural lord of the 19th-century Choctaw Indian [and] a capacious, indomitable giant of the ilk of Paul Bunyan....Lafferty tells it straight: how the Choctaw nation, once removed, reconstituted itself and thrived in Indian territory...., how there came a schism between the rich, part-white, slave-owning, moneylending Choctaws and the 'feudal, compassionate, chauvinistic' full-blooded freeholders like Hannali; and how, during the Civil War, the Indians were manipulated divide-and-conquer fashion in helping destroy each other.-Kirkus Reviews.

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