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Where courage is like a wild horse : the world of an Indian orphanage

Author: Sharon Skolnick; Manny Skolnick
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The dreams of a courageous Apache girl illuminate the hidden world of an Indian orphanage in this unforgettable story. Over forty years ago, Sharon Skolnick (Okee-Chee) and her sisters were removed from their Apache parents and became wards of the state of Oklahoma. She and her nearest sister made their way together through the Oklahoma Indian child welfare system. Shuttled back and forth between foster homes and
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Skolnick, Sharon, 1944 October 3-
Where courage is like a wild horse.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)606439669
Named Person: Sharon Skolnick; Sharon Skolnick; Sharon Skolnick
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Skolnick; Manny Skolnick
ISBN: 0803242638 9780803242630
OCLC Number: 36225057
Description: xii, 148 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Photo album --
The Bacone clothes line --
Our very little "big planet" --
In a field of horses --
Sitting the straight and narrow --
A dialogue in tears and laughter --
Willing co-conspirators --
In the dead zone --
Soreface Lakoe --
A dilemma in black and white --
Through a veil of tears --
The "family" portrait --
The wolf pack closes in --
To sleep, perchance to dream --
The horns of a dilemma --
Guardian angel with candelabra --
We talk of sundry things --
The hounds of Bacone --
I meet the master --
When only an Apache will do --
It's blowing in the wind --
A lecture overheard --
They don't even leave us our hair --
Ice cream out of season --
I even the score --
Presents at parting --
A problem solved, a new life begun.
Responsibility: Sharon Skolnick (Okee-Chee) and Manny Skolnick.
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An Apache woman's recollection of a year spent in the Murrow Indian Orphanage in Muskogee, Oklahoma over 40 years ago.  Read more...

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