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  • ISBN: 1250112532
  • ISBN: 9781250112538
  • Physical Description: xvi, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.

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Summary, etc.: "Good Friday on the Rez introduces readers to places and people that author, writer, and entrepreneur David Bunnell encounters during his one day, 280-mile road trip from his boyhood Nebraska hometown to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to visit his longtime friend, Vernell White Thunder, a full-blooded Oglala Lakota, descendant of a long line of prominent chiefs and medicine men. This captivating narrative is part memoir and part history. Bunnell shares treasured memories of his time living on and teaching at the reservation. Sometimes raw and sometimes uplifting, Bunnell looks back to expose the difficult life and experiences faced by the descendants of Crazy Horse, Red Cloud, and Sitting Bull while also illuminating their courageous resiliency. Substantive and at times disturbing, Bunnell reflects back to his time on the rez during the violent 70s when he smuggled food to radical Indians at Wounded Knee. Peppered with Vernell White Thunder's spellbinding stories of growing up in a one-room log house with his medicine man grandfather, Bunnell begs the reader to join in on the poignant conversations about present-day Native Americans. Good Friday on the Rez is a dramatic page-turner, an incredible true story that tracks the torment and miraculous resurrection of Native American pride, spirituality, and culture -- how things got to be the way they are, where they are going, and why we should care."--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 March #1
    Bunnell, writer and editor of several early tech magazines, returns to his roots in this emotional and eye-opening memoir. On a recent Good Friday, he makes the 280-mile journey north from Alliance, Nebraska, where he grew up, to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, "the poorest community in America," to visit his old friend, Vernell White Thunder, descendant of Oglala Lakota chiefs and medicine men. Bunnell's captivating account is comprised of a compelling mélange of childhood memories, his years teaching on the reservation, and his presence at crucial moments in Native struggles, including the AIM standoff at Wounded Knee in 1973, when he smuggled food past government troops to the activists led by Russell Means. His descriptions of stops along his journey, from the plethora of bars in Whitebay, Nebraska, "skid row of the plains," to the Sioux Nation Shopping Center stocked with over-the-hill produce and gray hamburger meat, leave indelible pictures in the reader's mind. Bunnell ends on a positive note as his friend Vernell assures him that Lakotas are again asserting their sovereignty, generations after Wounded Knee. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

DAVID HUGH BUNNELL was a writer, photographer, editor and publisher best known as the founder of magazines, Web sites, and trade shows. He authored hundreds of articles and several books. He was a longtime active member and former director of the Northern California ACLU and founder of the nonprofit Andrew Fluegelman Foundation. David passed away in October 2016.

Subject: Bunnell, David Friends and associates
White Thunder, Vernell
Oglala Indians History
Indians, Treatment of United States
Indians of North America United States Social conditions
Indians of North America United States Civilization
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)
Journalists United States Biography
SOCIAL SCIENCE Ethnic Studies Native American Studies
Genre: Biographies.
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