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Author Skolnick, Sharon, 1944 October 3-

Title Where courage is like a wild horse : the world of an Indian orphanage / Sharon Skolnick and Manny Skolnick
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1997


Description 1 online resource (xii, 148 pages)
Contents Photo album -- The Bacone clothes line -- Our very little "big planet" -- In a field of horses -- Sitting the straight and narrow -- A dialogue in tears and laughter -- Willing co-conspirators -- In the dead zone -- Soreface Lakoe -- A dilemma in black and white -- Through a veil of tears -- The "family" portrait -- The wolf pack closes in -- To sleep, perchance to dream -- The horns of a dilemma -- Guardian angel with candelabra -- We talk of sundry things -- The hounds of Bacone -- I meet the master -- When only an Apache will do -- It's blowing in the wind -- A lecture overheard -- They don't even leave us our hair -- Ice cream out of season -- I even the score -- Presents at parting -- A problem solved, a new life begun
Summary The dreams of a courageous Apache girl illuminate the hidden world of an Indian orphanage in this unforgettable story. Over forty years ago, Sharon Skolnick (Okee-Chee) and her sisters were removed from their Apache parents and became wards of the state of Oklahoma. She and her nearest sister made their way together through the Oklahoma Indian child welfare system. Shuttled back and forth between foster homes and orphanages, they finally ended up at the Murrow Indian Orphanage in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Here, Skolnick tells the gripping and ultimately triumphal account of the year the sisters spent there. Murrow was a place of wonder and terror, friendship and loneliness, where resilient children forged shifting alliances and conspired together yet yearned in solitude for a home and family to call their own. Skolnick paints an absorbing portrait of the world of an Indian orphanage, a world both bright and dark, vividly rendered through a child's eyes but tempered by the perspective of the woman who survived the Indian child welfare system and became an Apache artist
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SUBJECT Skolnick, Sharon, 1944 October 3-
Skolnick, Sharon, 1944 October 3- fast (OCoLC)fst01847827
Subject Murrow Indian Orphanage.
SUBJECT Murrow Indian Orphanage. fast (OCoLC)fst00724399
Subject Chiricahua Indians -- Biography
Indian children -- Oklahoma -- Social conditions
HISTORY -- State & Local -- General.
Chiricahua Indians.
Indian children -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Skolnick, Manny, 1946-
LC no. 97002094
ISBN 0585281068