Okla Hannali (Paperback)

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By R. A. Lafferty, Geary Hobson (Foreword by)
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"This curious and wonderful tall tale contributes to the apocalyptic revision of American history that began with Little Big Man and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. It's the tale of Hannali Innominee, a 'Mingo' or natural lord of the 19th-century Choctaw Indian [and] a capacious, indomitable giant of the ilk of Paul Bunyan....Lafferty tells it straight: how the Choctaw nation, once removed, reconstituted itself and thrived in Indian territory...., how there came a schism between the rich, part-white, slave-owning, moneylending Choctaws and the 'feudal, compassionate, chauvinistic' full-blooded freeholders like Hannali; and how, during the Civil War, the Indians were manipulated divide-and-conquer fashion in helping destroy each other."-"Kirkus Reviews."

About the Author

R. A. Lafferty (1914-2002) was a writer and retired newspaperman in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has written many stories and several books, including "Archipelago", "The Devil Is Dead", "Not to Mention Camels", and "Ringing Changes".

Geary Hobson is a professor, poet, novelist, short story writer, and literary scholar. He teaches English and Native American literature at the University of Oklahoma.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780806123493
ISBN-10: 0806123494
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 1991
Pages: 240
Language: English