The Ordeal of Running Standing

By: Fall, Thomas

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Book Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Small spot on jacket spine, a few light smudges on rear jacket panel. 1970 Hard Cover. In this popular novel admired by both Indian and white readers, Running Standing is a Kiowa born too late to feel himself truly Indian. Driven by his own bitter ambitions, he becomes Joe Standing and cynically joins the conniving whites?hoping to beat them at their own game. Meanwhile, Standing’s Cheyenne wife follows a different dream. While Joe heads further east after his six years at the Carlisle Indian School, Sara returns home to teach her people the skills necessary to compete in the white world. She is making slow progress when Joe returns with authorization to buy up the mineral rights to Indian lands. In the end, hunted and wounded and outsmarted at every turn, Joe regains his manhood on the old Kiowa Glory Road. His revenge brings this driving tale of love and adventure to a savage and shocking but inevitable climax. Set in Oklahoma early in the twentieth century, The Ordeal of Running Standing vividly dramatizes the dilemma of two young Indians caught between two worlds.

Title: The Ordeal of Running Standing

Author: Fall, Thomas

Categories: Modern First Editions, Native American Studies, American, Historical, Americana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: McCall Publishing Company: 1970

ISBN Number: 0841500479

ISBN Number 13: 9780841500471

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2301085

Keywords: HISTORICAL FICTION AMERICANA AMERICAN HISTORY NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES,