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Welch, James 1940-2003

Works: 136 works in 468 publications in 7 languages and 24,106 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Western stories  Domestic fiction  Documentary television programs  Legal fiction (Literature)  Biography  Autobiographies  Biographies  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Signer
Classifications: PS3573.E44, 813.54
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Fools crow by James Welch( Book )
40 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,679 libraries worldwide
In 1870, the Lone Eaters, a small band of Pikuni (or Blackfeet) Indians, are living in the Two Medicine Territory of Montana. The extinction of the Pikuni way of life is ominously in sight. Only the form of that end is in question
Winter in the blood by James Welch( Book )
67 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,442 libraries worldwide
The unnamed, Blackfeet narrator returns to his family's ranch on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana to come to terms with his past and rearrange his present. He pretends not to care about his family and their ranch, but when he comes home, his actions tell a different story
Killing Custer : the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the fate of the Plains Indians by James Welch( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 2,266 libraries worldwide
Nonfictionalized account, from the Indian point of view, of Custer's attack on the Plains Indians in 1876
The heartsong of Charging Elk : a novel by James Welch( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,769 libraries worldwide
"Inspired by actual historical fact, James Welch's The Heartsong of Charging Elk tells the story of an Oglala Sioux who travels the extraordinary geographical and cultural distance from tribal life in the Black Hills of South Dakota to existence on the streets of Marseille. As a young boy, Charging Elk witnessed his people's massacre of Custer's Seventh Cavalry at Little Big Horn, followed by years of futile fighting and wandering until the Sioux were finally lured to the Pine Ridge reservation. But he prefers life in the Stronghold, living by his wits and skills in the old way." "Ironically, it is Charging Elk's horsemanship and independent air that cause Buffalo Bill to recruit him for his Wild West Show, which travels across "the big water" to create a sensation in the capitals of Europe. Charging Elk and his Sioux companions are living a life touched by fame and marked by previously unthinkable experiences - until he falls ill in Marseille and, through a bureaucratic mix-up, is left behind in a hospital while the show travels on. Scared, disoriented, Charging Elk escapes - only to fall into a series of events, including a love affair with a prostitute and a shocking murder, that will change his life utterly beyond his imagination."--Jacket
The Indian lawyer by James Welch( Book )
23 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,717 libraries worldwide
Author weaves metaphor with reality in this poignant novel about Native Americans and the penal system
The death of Jim Loney by James Welch( Book )
41 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,405 libraries worldwide
Jim Loney is a half-breed, of white and Indian parentage, living in a small Montana town feeling trapped by his dual heritage and trying to find himself while on a path of self-destruction
Last stand at Little Big Horn by James Welch( visu )
28 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
Examines the Battle of Little Big Horn, also known as Custer's Last Stand, from the perspective of the Lakota, Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow who lived on the Great Plains and from that of the white settlers who pushed west across the continent. Uses journals, oral accounts, Indian ledger drawings, archival footage, and feature films to present the dual viewpoints of this historic event
Riding the Earthboy 40 : poems by James Welch( Book )
28 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 985 libraries worldwide
Now with an introduction from celebrated poet James Tate, Riding the Earthboy 40 is the only volume of poetry written by acclaimed Native American novelist James Welch. The title of the book refers to the forty acres of Montana land Welch's father once leased from a Blackfeet family called Earthboy. This land and its surroundings shaped the writer's worldview as a youth, its rawness resonates in the vitality of his elegant poetry, and his verse shows a great awareness of a moment in time, of a place in nature, and of the human being in context. Deeply evoking the specific Native American experience in Montana, Welch's poems nonetheless speak profoundly to all readers. With its new introduction, this vital work that has influenced so many American writers is certain to capture a new generation of readers
The real West marginal way : a poet's autobiography by Richard Hugo( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
The widow of Anmerican poet Richard Hugo arranges a collection of his personal essays to constitute his autobiography
James Welch by Ronald E McFarland( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
A collection of critical essays on the author's work
Heartsong : a novel by James Welch( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
First published in New York in 2000 by Doubleday
Native American novelists ( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
The Native American experience is portrayed in conversations with four Native American authors, N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie M. Silko and Gerald Vizenor
Birthright : born to poetry : a collection of Montana Indian poetry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Birthright: Born to Poetry represents an effort on the part of the Montana Office of Public Instruction's Indian Education Division to make the poetry of Montana's Indian poets more accessible to teachers and students. As such, this anthology includes discussion questions and writing prompts aimed at helping students and teachers understand these poems. Poets featured in this collection include Minerva Allen Sunk Pa (Assiniboine), Heather Cahoon (Pend d'Oreille), Victor Charlo (Salish), Jennifer Greene (Salish/Chippewa-Cree), Richard Littlebear (Northern Cheyenne), Joseph R. McGeshick (Chippewa/Assiniboine/Sioux), Henry Real Bird (Crow), Lois Red Elk (Dakota/Lakota), M.L. Smoker (Assiniboine), and James Welch (Blackfeet/Gros Ventre)
C'est un beau jour pour mourir : l'Amérique de Custer contre les indiens des plaines (1865-1890) by James Welch( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Killing Custer is acclaimed novelist James Welch's first nonfiction work, a poignant and highly personal resurrection of the Indian side of the story from beneath a mountain of myth and insinterpretation. Working from the vast research he and director Paul Stekler undertook for their script for the American Experience documentary "Last Stand at Little Bighorn", Welch relates the pride and desperation of a people systematically stripped of their treaty rights, hounded from their ancestral hunting grounds, herded into wretched reservations
James Welch reads excerpts from Winter in the blood, The death of Jim Loney, and work in progress, plus three poems from Riding the Earthboy 40 by James Welch( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
After a brief introduction to his life and work, Montana-born Native American poet and novelist James Welch reads from two novels and from a work in progress, a novel about the Blackfoot tribe set in the 1860s. Also includes his reading of three poems from Riding the Earthboy 40 anthology
Death and the good life by Richard Hugo( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in French and English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Un ancien flic chevronné, Al Barnes, dit Barnes-la-Tendresse, vient s'établir à Plains, un petit bled du Montana, s'imaginant pouvoir s'adonner tranquillement à la pêche. Mais cette quiétude sera vite troublée par une série de crimes commis à la hache
Distant voices, thunder words ( visu )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
A documentary on Native American, African and Polynesian storytelling traditions. Part 1 provides viewers an understanding of the oral tradition in both pre-literate and literate society and the roles oral tradition plays in the development of cultures and societies. Part 2 presents five Native-American authors and their works, providing insight into the creative process of these important voices in modern literature
Dialogues with Northwest writers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Tribes : stories and poems ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
James Welch interview with Kay Bonetti by James Welch( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1985 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Chronicles James Welch's struggles with the craft of fiction. Shows how each novel is an intense learning experience for him. Examines his native American context, themes, and structures. Defends his works against the charges of negativism which he feels too many readers mistakenly read into his books. Also includes an introductory biographical sketch
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Alternative Names
James Welch Amerikaans dichter (1940-2003)
James Welch amerikansk poet
James Welch indianisch-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
James Welch yhdysvaltalainen runoilija
Welch, Jim.
Welch, Jim 1940-
Welch, Jim 1940-2003
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جیمز ولچ شاعر آمریکایی
English (281)
French (27)
Italian (14)
German (10)
Dutch (3)
Chinese (2)
Slovenian (2)
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