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Welch, James 1940-2003

Overview
Works: 132 works in 458 publications in 7 languages and 24,121 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Western stories  Documentary television programs  Legal fiction (Literature)  Biography  Interviews  Poetry  History 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Signer
Classifications: PS3573.E44, 813.54
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Fools crow by James Welch( Book )

39 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,683 WorldCat member 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 8 languages and held by 2,443 WorldCat member 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 2,269 WorldCat member 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 1,765 WorldCat member 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 1,728 WorldCat member 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 1,406 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Battle of the Little Bighorn, known as "Custer's Last Stand," from an Indian and white man's perspective. 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 989 WorldCat member 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 628 WorldCat member 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 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays on the author's work
James Welch by James Welch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Native American experience is portrayed in conversations with James Welch
Heartsong : a novel by James Welch( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in New York in 2000 by Doubleday
Native American novelists( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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
Distant voices, thunder words( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on Native American (and some African and Polynesian) storytelling traditions. Through interviews with Native American and African storytellers, poets, and writers, explores initiation into the calling of storyteller, the influence of story in the Native American sense of kinship and right relationship with nature, and compares and contrasts oral storytelling with the writing of poetry and novels
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( Recording )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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
Dialogues with Northwest writers( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribes : stories and poems( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Killing Custer : the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the fate of the Plains IndiansC'est un beau jour pour mourir : l'Amérique de Custer contre les indiens des plaines (1865-1890)
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

Джеймс Уэлш

جیمز ولچ شاعر آمریکایی

Languages
English (286)

French (27)

Italian (15)

German (10)

Dutch (3)

Chinese (2)

Slovenian (2)

Covers
Winter in the bloodKilling Custer : the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the fate of the Plains IndiansThe heartsong of Charging Elk : a novelThe Indian lawyerThe death of Jim LoneyRiding the Earthboy 40 : poemsThe real West marginal way : a poet's autobiographyJames Welch