The White Man's Road tells the story of Joe Cowbone, son of a Comanche mother and a white trader, as he makes his way to manhood at a time when reservation Indians had been forced into the white man's road a steep and thorny path for many of them....
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The White Man's Road Reviews
This was an excellent book that shows the difficulties in treading a line between two separate worlds. The main character, Joe, is a half-white, half-Comanche young man who is coming of age, and coming to terms with the world he lives in. Although the specific years are not given, he is living on an Indian Reservation in the late 19th century and trying to figure out what it means to be an Indian, white man, and human being in general. There is no guidance anymore for the young men in his tribe, and they struggle to find meaning in their lives. We often hear of the travesties associated with the moving of Native American tribes to reservations, massacres, forced removal, and such. I would highly recommend this book to get a good glimpse into what it was like for those who avoided the massacres. Even if they were living in relative peace, owning land, farming, being sedentary, etc. were not things many Native Americans did before white settlers intruded upon their lands, therefore, living that kind of life was difficult, and something many could not adjust to. That way of life had no meaning for them. I have to say, being married to someone who is part Native and part white made this book even more interesting!
03/14/2005 Noble Library Book Discussion: Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma Theme: The Oklahoma Experience: Looking for Home Series Guest Scholar: Trisha Yarbrough from East Central Univ. in Ada, OK
Read when participating in the reading and discussion program Let's Talk About It Oklahoma (LTAIO)The Oklahoma Experience: Looking for Home.