American Copper

American Copper

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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As Evelynne Lowry, the daughter of a copper baron, comes of age in early 20th century Montana, the lives of horses dovetail with the lives of people and her own quest for womanhood becomes inextricably intertwined with the future of two men who face nearly insurmountable losses: a lonely steer wrestler named Zion from the Montana highline, and a Cheyenne team roper named William Black Kettle, the descendant of peace chiefs. An epic that runs from the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 to the ore and industry of the 1930s, American Copper is a novel not only about America's hidden desire for regeneration through violence but about the ultimate cost of forgiveness and the demands of atonement. It also explores the genocidal colonization of the Cheyenne, the rise of big copper, and the unrelenting ascent of dominant culture. Evelynne's story is a poignant elegy to horses, cowboys both native and Euro-American, the stubbornness of racism, and the entanglements of modern humanity during the first half of the twentieth century. Set against the wide plains and soaring mountain scapes of Montana, this is the American West re-envisioned, imbued with unconditional violence, but also sweet, sweet love.
Publisher: [United States] : Unbridled Books : Made available through hoopla, 2015
ISBN: 9781609531225
1609531221
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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brendajo
Aug 13, 2016

a good read that gave me much to ponder on diversity. I found the author giving us an unsparing eye on the brutal racism of the American frontier and the dark side of the arrogance of those that settled the West in both productive and destructive terms I found the lyrical tone and the weaving of the story of the three lives enjoyable..

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gourmetbooklist
Jun 17, 2016

Mixture of the American west with the white man taking advantage of making money and how his daughter suffered in her life because of his anger and wealth.

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