Forrest Carter Message Board

rachel posts on 8/23/2009 8:56:13 PM ok so i was supposed to read this book for high school but i just couldn't get into it. Can someone give me a detailed summary of the book? That would be wonderful!! Thanks to all that help out!
page posts on 3/5/2008 8:35:42 PM this book is very goo and maybe just for me because i am 100 percent native american and i would recommend this book to every one of all ages
Mariah posts on 8/1/2007 12:55:00 AM This book was an emotional rollercoaster that was very thrilling. I would reccomend this book to all ages who are interested. I was forced to read this book but after getting into it I had really enjoyed it and I hope the rest of you can get that chance too.

Amy posts on 11/1/2005 9:46:09 PM I am doing a full year study of Forrest Carter, and will be reading all of his books. I am, however, looking for literary and biographical criticism of him, does anyone know any substantial articles and where I can find them?
Smantha posts on 6/22/2005 3:47:18 PM This is a boring story and i think that who ever reads this is .... well thats your time.
Ann posts on 4/3/2005 4:16:39 PM I have just finished re-reading The Education of Little Tree. My grandson really dones not like reading, and I wanted to recommend this to him. I was surprised to read some of the reviews of this book pointing out that the book was not autobiographical and condeming it as the writing of a white supremist. I cannot disagree with any of this but I feel that this book is charming and even if viewed as fiction, it is a wonderfully entertaining book.
Charlie posts on 2/22/2005 10:55:47 AM Many works of literature and authors are not what they first seem. In the "Indian Literature" field I would mention Grey Owl and his many books on Canadian Indian life and nature. Grey Owl was an Englishman who moved to Canada and "remade" himself as an Ojibway Indian. Isn't one of the beauties of story telling that we are free from the restrictions of the "real" world and can remake ourselves into more heroic, loving people than we might be?
Amy posts on 2/16/2005 5:48:28 PM I have read this book and it does not appear to be authentic. Some of the stories within the book, especially the one about the men in the black car being from Chicago, and therefore not from Illinois, was the sort of joke that white people in my youth used to make about black people. Forest Carter, we now know, was not a Cherokee, so why is this book still being read as serious literature in junior high and high schools?

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