Favorite Kindle Quotes: Adam Fortunate Eagle (2)

As an English and Theater educator from South Dakota, I appreciated the focus on Indigenous Studies. Recently, I re-read Adam Fortunate Eagle’s novel Pipestone: My Life at an Indian Boarding School. Here are a few more great quotes:

“Another thing I enjoy is the powwow smells—the smell of moose burgers, the smell of fried onions. It’s a beautiful smell. There is always feasting at the old-style powwows.”

Adam fortunate Eagle, Pipestone: My Life at An Indian Boarding School

“When we pet the dogs we find big grey wood ticks the size of grapes sticking to their skins. We twist and pull the ticks off the dogs and throw them into the bonfire. They pop from the heat. Ish!”

Adam fortunate Eagle, Pipestone: My Life at An Indian Boarding School

“Another Indian boy from South Dakota tells us about the Battle of Wounded Knee in 1890. His grandma and great-aunt survived the massacre, and even though they were eight-and nine-year-old girls, the soldiers raped them. I love hearing Indian stories and legends, but this is terrible. I have a tough time going to sleep back in the dormitory.”

Adam fortunate Eagle, Pipestone: My Life at An Indian Boarding School
If you’ve not read Adam Fortunate Eagle’s work, I’d definitely recommend Pipestone! He tells some hard truths with a sly smile. Check him out in goodreads.
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Dann is an educator, Media & Design Guru, Author, and Public Speaker. He currently serves as Media and Design Specialist at an impressive little Midwestern College where he works directly with faculty to develop effective instructional videos. He has an MFA in Digital Cinema from California's National University, a BSED in English and Theatre Education from the University of South Dakota, and a certificate in Online Education from UW Stout. He was founder and principle owner of Little Prompter, LLC, a teleprompter design and manufacturing company until he sold the company in 2020. Prior to joining Carleton's staff, he taught communication, theatre, and video production for approximately 15 years while working as a professional actor and director--appearing in over forty national and regional commercials and directing and editing dozens of videos and musicals. Dann’s MFA thesis project involved writing and directing an original, full-length musical, filming the entire development and production process, and editing it into an educational DVD entitled How to Write and Produce Your Own High School Musical. His DVD is currently being distributed by Films Media Group.

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