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The turtle's beating heart : one family's story of Lenape survival, Denise Low

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The turtle's beating heart : one family's story of Lenape survival
Title
The turtle's beating heart
Title remainder
one family's story of Lenape survival
Statement of responsibility
Denise Low
Title variation
One family's story of Lenape survival
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Denise Low recovers the life and times of her grandfather, Frank Bruner (1889-1963), whose expression of Lenape identity was largely discouraged by mainstream society."--Provided by publisher
  • "Grandchildren meet their grandparents at the end, Denise Low says, as tragic figures. We remember their decline and deaths. . . . The story we see as grandchildren is like a garden covered by snow, just outlines visible. Low brings to light deeply held secrets of Native ancestry as she recovers the life story of her Kansas grandfather, Frank Bruner (1889 1963). She remembers her childhood in Kansas, where her grandparents remained at a distance, personally and physically, from their grandchildren, despite living only a few miles away. As an adult, she comes to understand her grandfather s Delaware (Lenape) legacy of persecution and heroic survival in the southern plains of the early 1900s, where the Ku Klux Klan attacked Native people along with other ethnic minorities. As a result of such experiences, the Bruner family fled to Kansas City and suppressed their non-European ancestry as completely as possible. As Low unravels this hidden family history of the Lenape diaspora, she discovers the lasting impact of trauma and substance abuse, the deep sense of loss and shame related to suppressed family emotions, and the power of collective memory. Low traveled extensively around Kansas, tracking family history until she understood her grandfather s political activism and his healing heritage of connections to the land. In this moving exploration of her grandfather s life, the former poet laureate of Kansas evokes the beauty of the Flint Hills grasslands, the hardships her grandfather endured, and the continued discovery of his teachings." -- book jacket
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Low, Denise
Dewey number
978.1/033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
  • portraits
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E99.D2
LC item number
L68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American Indian lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Delaware Indians
  • Bruner, Frank
  • Delaware Indians
  • Bruner family
  • Low, Denise
  • Delaware Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Kansas
  • Kansas
  • Kansas
  • Kansas
Label
The turtle's beating heart : one family's story of Lenape survival, Denise Low
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-177)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A twentieth-century native man : Frank Bruner (1889-1963)
  • Cutting ties : Dorothy Bruner Dotson (1915-2002)
  • A haunted life : Denise Dotson (b. 1949)
  • Today : living in Delaware country
  • frank Bruner Senior
  • Jacob and Mary Bruner's tombstone
  • Mary Bruner
  • Frank Bruner Junior on a wagon in Burns, Kansas, with nephew Dan Bruner
  • Frank Bruner Junior as a baby with brothers Harry and Charles
  • Bruner brothers Charles and Frank Junior
  • Frank Bruner Junior, ca. 1895
  • Eva, or Evelyn Miller in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Robert Lathrop Bruner
  • Frank Bruner Junior and Evelyn (Miller) Bruner in Oakland
  • Illustrations
  • Denise (Dotson) Low
  • Dorothy (Bruner) Dotson, age sixteen
  • Dimished Delaware Reserve, Leavenwoth and Wyandotte Counties, in northeastern Kansas
  • Old Delaware Trading Post North Lawrence, Kansas
  • Great-Grandfather Frank Bruner Senior with fish
  • Delaware migrations
  • Mary Frances (Dotson) Marchetti
  • Penokee Man drawing in Graham County Historical Society
  • Frank Bruner Junior at railroad crossing in Burns, Kansas
  • Two Brothers:Charles Bruner and Frank Junior in bow ties
  • Burns State Bank, ca. 1900-1909
Control code
ocn944956465
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 177 pages
Isbn
9780803294936
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016012187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map, photographs, portraits;
System control number
(OCoLC)944956465
Label
The turtle's beating heart : one family's story of Lenape survival, Denise Low
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-177)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A twentieth-century native man : Frank Bruner (1889-1963)
  • Cutting ties : Dorothy Bruner Dotson (1915-2002)
  • A haunted life : Denise Dotson (b. 1949)
  • Today : living in Delaware country
  • frank Bruner Senior
  • Jacob and Mary Bruner's tombstone
  • Mary Bruner
  • Frank Bruner Junior on a wagon in Burns, Kansas, with nephew Dan Bruner
  • Frank Bruner Junior as a baby with brothers Harry and Charles
  • Bruner brothers Charles and Frank Junior
  • Frank Bruner Junior, ca. 1895
  • Eva, or Evelyn Miller in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Robert Lathrop Bruner
  • Frank Bruner Junior and Evelyn (Miller) Bruner in Oakland
  • Illustrations
  • Denise (Dotson) Low
  • Dorothy (Bruner) Dotson, age sixteen
  • Dimished Delaware Reserve, Leavenwoth and Wyandotte Counties, in northeastern Kansas
  • Old Delaware Trading Post North Lawrence, Kansas
  • Great-Grandfather Frank Bruner Senior with fish
  • Delaware migrations
  • Mary Frances (Dotson) Marchetti
  • Penokee Man drawing in Graham County Historical Society
  • Frank Bruner Junior at railroad crossing in Burns, Kansas
  • Two Brothers:Charles Bruner and Frank Junior in bow ties
  • Burns State Bank, ca. 1900-1909
Control code
ocn944956465
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 177 pages
Isbn
9780803294936
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016012187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map, photographs, portraits;
System control number
(OCoLC)944956465

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