Posted by Elaine on February 04, 1998 at 20:36:15:
In Reply to: Re: One more thought Sylvine posted by L. Dreadfulwater on February 04, 1998 at 20:04:56:
: What a neat forum! Just passing through and haven't had time to read too many of the messages yet, but this thread caught my husband's eye.
: We are Cherokee tribal members (our family gets the biggest kick out of translating Wes' lines, most of which are in Cherokee!) and wanted to let you know about a book which might be of interest to Bill and others.
: One of our tribal justices has recently published a book, "A Hundred Miles of Bad Road," which details his two tours of duty in Viet Nam. Dwight Birdwell is a national treasure as far as our tribe is concerned--after growing up dirt poor in a small Cherokee community in eastern Oklahoma, he enlisted and served his country extremely well, earning two silver crosses and a purple heart, among other awards. He then went on to law school, began a law practice and eventually wound up as the Chief Justice of our Judicial Appeals Tribunal (analagous to the Supreme Court of the U.S.)
: We are extremely proud of him, as you might imagine. I'm sorry, but I can't think of the publisher's name, but the book is printed by one of the major ones and is in hardback. The mini moving wall memorial is coming here in about a week and he'll be doing another booksigning. The signings at our local Waldenbooks have all sold out! Anyway, sorry to gush, and sorry if someone has already mentioned this, but it might be good reading for those who want to know more about Indians in the military.
: Best regards,
I hope you and your husband will "pass through" more often............ as in; Why don't you stay awhile?
Thanks for the book info. No one has mentioned it before but it sounds very interesting.
About Wes' lines in LOTM........ you WEREN'T just going to toss it out rather casually that your family hangs around translating his fantastic chidings..... and not give us some of those translations, were you? In case you haven't noticed, there has been a lot of international bantering as of late. It's real neat because people get to talk to other people ABOUT all the other people......and no one else knows what the heck they're saying!!!!
Please, Wes Studi/Magua lines???
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