How to be an Indian in the 21st Century: Continuing the Oral Tradition: Tales of an Iroquois Storyteller
Author: Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes)
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press (2017)
In deceptively simple prose and verse, Louis V. "Two Shoes" Clark III shares his life story, from childhood on the Rez, through school and into the working world, and ultimately as an elder, grandfather, and published poet. How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century explores Clark’s deeply personal and profound take on a wide range of subjects, from schoolyard bullying to workplace racism to falling in love. Warm, plainspoken, and wryly funny, Clark’s is a unique voice talking frankly about a culture’s struggle to maintain its heritage. His poetic storytelling style matches the rhythm of the life he recounts, what he calls "the heartbeat of my nation."
Told in prose and verse, this unique American Indian memoir poetically charts the author's journey of personal discovery—from schoolyard bullies and workplace racism to lifelong love and the Green Bay Packers—as he endeavors to "be an Indian in the 21st Century."