Re: Russell Means' autobiography

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Posted by MMMMarcia on June 22, 1999 at 22:03:21:

In Reply to: Russell Means' autobiography posted by Jayne on June 22, 1999 at 21:41:59:

Jayne wrote:
: I was in the bookstore this evening looking for "I Have Spoken - American History Through the Voices of the Indian" by Virginia Armstrong. (Anybody ever read it?)

I haven't, but it sounds interesting.

: Ran across the autobiography of Russell Means - a big book! I wasn't aware he had written this. He devoted several pages to LOTM experiences, mostly positive except for the racist issues and strike. This book has probably been discussed before on the board, but since I'm relative new I missed any mention of it.

We have discussed some of this on the board before, but we are always interested in new comments, opinions, ideas, questions, etc. You didn't mention whether you bought the book. If so, I'd like to hear what you think after you've read it.

: I think some of what he says was in the interview (haven't read it in a while). I also found the THX version of the movie; of course I bought it as I've been looking for it for a while. I guess I'll have to end this so I can go watch it!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine. I love the featurette, too.

: Someday I'll get all these nicknames figured out that I see on here, or . . . maybe I won't!

Sure you will! It's crazy sometimes, here in Mohicanland, but it will start to make sense eventually. Here's a headstart for you.
I'm MMMMarcia, which stands for Mighty Mohican Mama Marcia. My Mohicanland personas include, but might not be limited to, Miss Marcia, a genteel Southern lady who runs her Famous DownHome Kitchen and cooks up lots of stuff for feasts in Mohicanland, including her renowned fuu-uuuuudge; The Sassy Soothsayer, Miss Marcia's EVILE twin sister, who is given to predicting the future with tankards full of tea leaves, and casting spells from time to time, as needed, and who flies about Mohicanland on a Purple Paisley Magic Carpet which she got in a deal with the Dutch Trader; and Miss Paddletale, who is a duck given to much hysterical quacking and squawking, and running around like a chicken with its head cut off, and in general not accomplishing much, but making a LOT of noise. Some of our other citizens are She-Who-Tracks-La-Longue-Carabine, a leatherstocking gal who is always on the lookout for Hawkeye; the BeeHolder, who heads up the Calm Bee Nation, and has scores of funny little bees buzzing around Mohicanland and creating mischief; Miss Katie of Arbroath, who owns the local quilt shoppe and is a REAL Stitch, Mme. Adrienne, the French Doll or Poupee Maker; Old Crone...exactly what she sounds like; French, Dutch, & English traders; Simon Girty, a thievin' murderin' renegade who likes to hide out in Miss Marcia's corn crib from time to time; Dr. Mary...don't even ask about HER!; and Dweebie Day-Lewis, DDL's nerdy, Wally Cox look alike cousin. There are many more, but this will surely do for starters! Clear it up any??? No??? I was afraid of that! ;o)

Just hang in may never make sense, but it's a lot of fun, and you're welcome to join us in Mohicanland, should you decide to create a character of your own. If not, I hope you'll laugh along with the rest of us, and keep us honest with some REAL issues from time to time.


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