Bone Game (American Indian Literature and Critical Studies by Louis Owens

By Louis Owens

Bone video game is a homicide secret on a grand scale. Cole McCurtain, a mixed-blood Indian professor of Indian reports at Santa Cruz, California, is haunted through desires courting again to occasions of Spanish California. pictures of a Spanish priest murdered in 1812, a rearing grizzly undergo, and a black-and-white painted Indian who deals bones in his prolonged arms come at a time whilst dismembered items of a tender girl are washing ashore in 1993. The goals develop into more and more pressing because the murders turn into extra common, and Cole’s friends and family assemble to help-including Choctaw family who go back and forth west from Mississippi simply because "this story’s so monstrous, Cole sees just a bit of it."  

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The orchard is a reek of shadows and he sees them, the Indians. " they call, and twice he turns back, but he comes to them, and they hang him there. "Gente de razón," they mock in his foreign tongue and tuck Page 6 him into bed and kill him once more. '' They dance and whirl and copulate through the night, as he knew they would. The mountains cup the bay in biblical darkness, and he feels the ghosts of ancient forests. The earth frets and cries in her sleep. White men come and murder the great trees, bleeding them into rich men's homes, and Christ walking on water is not enough, never raising the dead sacrificed for such sins.

There were white sweat lodges all over the county. Not only students but doctors and lawyers were out there beating on drums and muttering garbled Lakota prayers. " Kantner's eyes were blue now and gleaming, as if wet with tears. "I'm glad you like the course," Cole responded at last, thinking of the Jack Daniels and Tecate in the drawer. " Cole nodded. He didn't know and preferred not to. Now he imagined all the be-ringed and tattooed students from his courses, the blue-haired girls and skinhead boys out in the woods, their eyes as big and depthless as Kantner's, easy prey for mountain lions.

He awakens and dreams again, crouching there. " The orchard is a reek of shadows and he sees them, the Indians. " they call, and twice he turns back, but he comes to them, and they hang him there. "Gente de razón," they mock in his foreign tongue and tuck Page 6 him into bed and kill him once more. '' They dance and whirl and copulate through the night, as he knew they would. The mountains cup the bay in biblical darkness, and he feels the ghosts of ancient forests. The earth frets and cries in her sleep.

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