Favorite Kindle Quotes: Adam Fortunate Eagle (4)

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:

“I may be only thirteen years old, but I love reading about history. I know the government is playing a game of mumblety-peg with Indians. After all our history, I just know the Indians are going to end up chewing dirt.”

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

“Jack Thompson is now a frustrated alcoholic warrior who takes out his anger on my mother. Once, in a drunken rage, he beat up my mother when she was eight months pregnant. He was so drunk and mad he kicked her in the stomach and made her abort a stillborn baby boy.”

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

“Indians were so desperate on reservations and in urban areas that they would be better off breaking into an abandoned maximum security prison, which was in total disrepair,…

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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