On Indian Time
AUTHOR: Blaze, Judi
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Raised by an abusive German Father and Sioux Mother in the windy railroad town of Deadrock, Montana, Martin and his brothers are torn between the white and Indian world. Following the death of his father, Martin takes his mother's name and becomes known as Martin Twoshields.
The story contrasts the lives of two brothers whose journey takes them in opposite directions.Â Although the three younger boys feel content to live in a white world, Martin and Billy choose to follow their Lakota roots in a suspenseful epic of a family's tragedies and triumphs through four decades.Â
Billy struggles unrelentingly with his identity crisis and alcohol, feeling pulled between the reservation and a white society, while Martin expresses his heritage through his artwork, and is fast becoming a well-known Native American artist. He watches helplessly as Billy destroys himself. His marriage to Molly and the birth of their son makes his life complete, except for his inability to stop Billy's downhill spiral..
ON INDIAN TIME is a gripping and beautiful story of a family torn between a white society and the traditions and culture of the past.
PUBLICATION DATE: 8/1/2003