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Virtual Book Reading: A Rez Tale by Ernest M Whiteman III (Northern Arapaho)
January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Author: Ernest M. Whiteman III, a former MMAI staff member, is a Northern Arapaho filmmaker, artist, writer, media educator, former child superhero, and former Mitchell Museum staff member. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film/Video Directing in 2004. As a writer, Ernest has completed a novel-length unpublished manuscript, “Once Upon a Time on the Rez,” in 2003. He has self-published a collection of short stories entitled “The Autobiography of Blue Woman.” He continues to add to the world of Blue Woman. He has completed and published to Smashwords his second novel manuscript, “A Rez Tale.”
E-Book: “A Rez Tale” is the story of Michael Redshade and Jason Harvey, two childhood best friends living on the Wind River Indian Reservation whose lives are sent on opposing trajectories when an event changes their lives. As the story unfolds, the ideals of mythology and truth, of heritage and history, unwind as the two former friends meet up after ten years apart.
As their paths diverge, we see how life has treated these former friends. As one schemes, the other drifts. Both are hurt by the wreck that ended their friendship. As their paths are forced to cross again, unexpected forces and events set them on their paths on a larger stage.”A Rez Tale” is the upending of myth, the exploration of love and friendship, and the examination of tribal politics which fuse the story and adds texture as the Rez tale unfolds to its startling conclusion.
Told in an unmistakable voice, “A Rez Tale” is a story that questions the typical representation of reservation stories. As Michael and Jason discover their roles in life, we hear the unmistakable voice of Ernest M Whitman III (The Autobiography of Blue Woman Volume One), a Northern Arapaho tribal member writing from his experiences and perspective.