Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York [Hardback]

Frank X Walker (Author)

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ISBN: 9780813196442 | Published by: University Press of Kentucky | Series: Kentucky Voices | Year of Publication: 2022 | Language: English 112p, H216 x W140 (mm)
Status: Not yet published - advance orders taken



Buffalo Dance

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When Frank X Walker's compelling collection of personal poems was first released in 2004, it told the story of the infamous Lewis and Clark Expedition from the point of view of Clark's personal slave, York. The fictionalized poems in Buffalo Dance formed a narrative of York's inner and outer journey, before, during, and after the expedition
face=Calibri>– a journey from slavery to freedom, from the plantation to the great northwest, from servant to soul yearning to be free.

In this updated edition, Walker utilizes a blend of extensive historical research, interviews, transcribed oral histories from the Nez Perce reservation, art, and empathy to breathe new life into an important but overlooked historical figure. Featuring a new introduction, preface, and sixteen additional poems, this powerful work speaks to such topics as race, literacy, slavery, and Native Americans, while reawakening and reclaiming the lost "voice" of York.

Table of Contents

Introduction
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Wind Talker
 
Falls of the Ohio
 
To Protect and Serve
 
Work Ethic
 
God's House
 
Primer
 
At Ease
 
Sundays and Christmas
 
Lie of Omission
 
Calendar
 
Her Current
 
Medicine Men
 
Spirit Mound
 
Wasicum Sapa
 
Winter Leaf
 
Buffalo Dance
 
A House is Not a Home
 
No Offense
 
Leading Men
 
Domestique
 
Work Song
 
A Rock, a Fort, a Island
 
Not the Only One
 
Perfume
 
Black Magic
 
Sandstone Thighs
 
Mouths and Waters
 
Home, Home on the Range
 
The Portage
 
Sun Son
 
Double Yolks
 
Ornithologists
 
Nigrathologists
 
Swap Meet
 
Promises
 
Nomenclature
 
Respect House
 
Prosperity
 
...Another Man's Treasure
 
Vision Quest
 
Vision Quest II
 
Ananse
 
Mythology
 
Traveling Men
 
Earth Tones
 
Sweat Lodge
 
Doubt
 
Cold Hearted
 
Inhumane
 
Cure for Homesickness
 
Sad Eye
 
Aurora Borealis
 
Electorate
 
Winter with Jonah
 
Majesty
 
Pomp's Tower
 
The Little Sneeze
 
York Haichu
 
Private Lessons
 
Pastry Chefs
 
Solid Black
 
Pure White
 
Unravel
 
Revisionist History
 
Monticello
 
Souvenir
 
Just Rewards
 
A Love Supreme
 
Night Breaks, Freedom too
 
Holy Water
 
Ursa Major
 
Cumulonimbus
 
Birth Day
 
About the Author

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