The Resource Of uncommon birth : Dakota sons in Vietnam, Mark St. Pierre

Of uncommon birth : Dakota sons in Vietnam, Mark St. Pierre

Label
Of uncommon birth : Dakota sons in Vietnam
Title
Of uncommon birth
Title remainder
Dakota sons in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Mark St. Pierre
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A work of creative nonfiction inspired by the true story of two South Dakota teenagers, Mark St. Pierre's Of Uncommon Birth draws upon extensive interviews and exhaustive research in military archives to present a story of two young men - one white, one Indian - caught in the vortex of the Vietnam War
  • Dale, a young middle-class white American from South Dakota, joins the army during the Vietnam War and dreams of serving his country. Frank, a young Lakota Indian, joins the army both in an effort to flee the seemingly inescapable circumstances of his life and to follow his people's warrior tradition. In Of Uncommon Birth, Mark St. Pierre weaves together the lives of these two young men from very different worlds. Each in his own way struggles with issues of loyalty, responsibility, sacrifice, and personal identity through his experiences in Vietnam
  • Of Uncommon Birth presents the ironic story of what it means for an American Indian soldier in Vietnam to let himself become stereotyped as the Native "good luck charm" for his unit as a way to find acceptance, approval, and identity within the majority culture, even if the Brave and Loyal Indian Scout stereotype carries with it the smell of death."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
St. Pierre, Mark
Dewey number
959.704/3/0922783
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS558.2
LC item number
.S68 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • South Dakota
Label
Of uncommon birth : Dakota sons in Vietnam, Mark St. Pierre
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes table of American Indian Casualties in Vietnam
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
283 pages, 9 pages of plates
Isbn
9780806153452
Lccn
2002035883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50645666
  • 1485027
  • (OCoLC)ocm50645666
  • (Pol)1485027
Label
Of uncommon birth : Dakota sons in Vietnam, Mark St. Pierre
Publication
Note
Includes table of American Indian Casualties in Vietnam
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
283 pages, 9 pages of plates
Isbn
9780806153452
Lccn
2002035883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50645666
  • 1485027
  • (OCoLC)ocm50645666
  • (Pol)1485027

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