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Cecelia Capture Welles, an Indian law student and mother of two, is jailed on her thirtieth birthday for drunk driving. Held on an old welfare fraud charge, she reflects back on her life on the reservation in Idaho, her days as an unwed mother in San Francisco, her marriage to a white liberal, and her decision to return to college. This mixed inheritance of ambition and despair brings her to the brink of suicide.


"The Jailing of Cecelia Capture is a beautifully written book. Janet...
Book cover from Bloodlines: Odyssey of a Native Daughter by Janet Campbell Hale
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In a collection of autobiographical essays, the author reflects on what it means to be a native American woman, interweaving her own experiences and family history into a study of life on a reservation
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The Owl's Song is the story of Billy White Hawk's struggles to find his way toward manhood by leaving the Beneway reservation in Idaho and moving to the city to live with his older half-sister, Alice Fay. First published in 1977, The Owl's Song remains a groundbreaking work and a milestone of contemporary fiction.

"Janet Campbell Hale's gifts are genuine and deeply felt."--Toni Morrison
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press
Janet Campbell Hale's spare, honest writing and unique realism create haunting worlds reflecting the difficulties of the women's lives in her stories - women on the run. These six stories focus on the transition of cultural roots and a loss of sense of community: women who find themselves involved in one night stands leading to pregnancy in an era preceding abortion, substance abuse or gambling in an effort to...
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Book cover from Bloodlines: Odyssey of a Native Daughter by Janet Campbell Hale
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A Native American and author of The Jailing of Cecelia Capture now offers a powerful collection of personal stories and memories. Interweaving her own experiences with striking portraits of relatives, Hale creates an important addition to the literature of women of color.
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Billy White Hawk leaves his Idaho reservation in search of a better life in California, where instead he encounters hatred and hostility that are increasingly difficult to cope with.