Charging Elk, an Oglala Sioux, is injury in a performance of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. He is left behind in Marseille as the show travels on and force to remake his life alone in a strange land. This is a Native American story seldom seen: a stranger in a strange land, often invisible, loving, violent, trusting, wary, protective and defenseless against a society that excludes him but judges him by its rule. At once epic and intimate, James Welch’s The Heartsong of Charging Elk echoes across time, geography and cultures.
The Book Club meets at the Library on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6 PM. The public is welcome to join the discussion.