Re: The Education of Little Tree

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Posted by Rebecca on July 05, 1998 at 17:30:16:

In Reply to: The Education of Little Tree posted by Petra on July 05, 1998 at 16:31:56:

: Erin and Rebecca,
: the author of the book is Forrest Carter. He is quite a controversial figure, and as far as I've read, the story is not based on his own childhood contrary to what apparently was believed earlier. There are sources that say he wrote speeches for George Wallace under a different name and was even involved with the KKK, but other sources deny that and point out how this would not fit in with this book. Below is a link concerning Carter.
: The movie was widely praised (it plays in the 30s) as portraying that time quite realistically. I haven't seen it (another one to rent some time), but my mother-in-law said it really stirred her up emotionally because it reminded her so much of her childhood and school education.
: Petra

Hi Petra,

Thanks for the link. I found it very informative! There is another movie available at Blockbuster which depicts life in "Residential Schools".It is called " Where the Spirit Lives".I found it very hard to watch...Graham Greene had a small part in it, but Michelle St. John ( By Way of the Stars)portrayed the little girl who was forcefully taken away from her parents by the Indian agent.


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