Stories tagged cherokee

All Bones

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If you get another mother don't call her Mama.

Mapping the Territory

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Unable to wait, she carved her own language of love into the tree that was her body.


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Taken by agents of the United States of America, Felix Six-Killer grows up at the Carlisle Indian School near Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. His hair is cut and oiled. His shirts are starched and creased. For months he is startled to find himself seated for…

All Bones

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You will remember. Me. Rena. A Six-Killer by marriage, a Harris by birth. All Bones my mother's name.

Bigger than Michael Jordan

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The ball thuds against splintered planks, once the gate to our backyard, nailed to a telephone pole that Pap, my grandfather, has cut down to size and planted in the dirt he cleared between the gravel driveway and the irrigation ditch.