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The Resource The Nebraska dispatches, Christopher Cartmill

The Nebraska dispatches, Christopher Cartmill

Label
The Nebraska dispatches
Title
The Nebraska dispatches
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Cartmill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Standing Bear, a Ponca Native American chief is best known for successfully arguing in U.S. District Court in 1879 that Native Americans are "persons within the meaning of the law" who have the right of habeas corpus. When playwright Christopher Cartmill returned to his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, to write a play about Chief Standing Bear, he unknowingly began a complicated adventure. As he followed the story of the Ponca chief who fought so hard to return from a reservation in Oklahoma to his homeland in northern Nebraska, Cartmill stumbled into the politics of identity, contested notions of homeland, and his own past. Chronicling these adventures in a series of dispatches to friends, he documented the transformation of a research trip into a three-year exploration of Nebraska, its Native community, the meaning of home, and the complex relationship we all have with history. These dispatches, originally presented in Cartmill's celebrated performance and now gathered together in this book, offer snapshots of a New Yorker's travels into the heartland, insights into a very personal journey, and glimpses into a history that critiques and continues the American story
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cartmill, Christopher
Dewey number
812/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A79125
LC item number
N43 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Standing Bear, Luther
  • Cartmill, Christopher
  • One-person shows (Performing arts)
  • Nebraska
Label
The Nebraska dispatches, Christopher Cartmill
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223094359099
  • 31223094359081
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
143 p.
Isbn
9780803222946
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 555650078
  • (OCoLC)555650078
Label
The Nebraska dispatches, Christopher Cartmill
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223094359099
  • 31223094359081
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
143 p.
Isbn
9780803222946
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 555650078
  • (OCoLC)555650078

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