Ghost Dances: Proving Up on the Great Plains Josh Garrett-Davis

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Ghost Dances: Proving Up on the Great Plains  by  Josh Garrett-Davis

Ghost Dances: Proving Up on the Great Plains by Josh Garrett-Davis
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Growing up in South Dakota, Josh Garrett-Davis knew he would leave. But as a young adult, he kept going back--in dreams and reality and by way of books. With this beautifully written narrative about a seemingly empty but actually rich and complexMoreGrowing up in South Dakota, Josh Garrett-Davis knew he would leave.

But as a young adult, he kept going back--in dreams and reality and by way of books. With this beautifully written narrative about a seemingly empty but actually rich and complex place, he has reclaimed his childhood, his unusual family--and the Great Plains.Among the subjects and people that bring his Midwestern Plains to life are the destruction and resurgence of the American bison- Native American Ghost Dancers, who attempted to ward off destruction by supernatural means- the political allegory to be found in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz- and current attempts by ecologists to rewild the Plains, complete with cheetahs.

Garrett-Davis infuses the narrative with stories of his family as well--including his great-great-grandparents twenty-year sojourn in Nebraska as homesteaders and his progressive Methodist cousin Ruth, a missionary in China ousted by Maos revolution.

GHOST DANCES is a fluid combination of memoir and history and reportage that reminds us our roots matter.



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